Professor Mark Rose Dip.T B.A. M.Ed Admin PhD
Diploma of Teaching, 1971
Raised in Ballarat and with traditional connections to the Gunditjmara nation of south-western Victoria, Professor Markham Rose is a distinguished academic and researcher who has taught in a broad range of educational settings. Having completed his teacher training at the State College of Victoria, a forerunner college of ACU in Melbourne, Mark spent a decade as a principal in both primary and secondary schools.
He went on to pursue postgraduate study and holds four academic qualifications, including a Doctorate of Philosophy centred on issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander management education. Professor Rose taught in postgraduate programs at RMIT University’s Faculty of Business in Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He has also contributed his professional and community expertise in various ministerial advisory committees at state and national levels, including as co-chair of the Victorian Implementation Review of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He chaired the Batchelor Institute of Tertiary Education, was on the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Advisory Council at Charles Darwin University, and is a member of ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group. Professor Rose has progressed the proposition of Indigenous knowledge as a knowledge system while serving in leadership roles at four universities and is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Indigenous Strategy and Innovation at Deakin University. He has displayed outstanding commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, serving on numerous community boards and committees, with the ultimate goal of empowering Indigenous communities by respecting traditional rights and values, strengthening cultural connections, and advancing the teaching of Indigenous knowledge in the national curriculum.