Dr. John R. Rosenberg has been a professor of Spanish Literature at Brigham Young University since 1985. He earned his PhD at Cornell University and has taught and written primarily on Spanish letters and art from 1800 to the present.
For two decades Dr. Rosenberg has worked with the BYU-Public School Partnerships where he currently serves as a Senior Fellow.
From 1995-2010 Dr. Rosenberg collaborated with the Institute for Educational Inquiry (Seattle) in promoting the democratic purposes of public education, and served as a Leadership Associate and as an Agenda for Education in a Democracy Scholar.
Dr. Rosenberg has received nine juried grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (totaling nearly one million dollars) to direct intensive summer seminars for school teachers, the last five in Madrid.
Dr. Rosenberg chaired the BYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese from 1993-1997, was associate dean in the College of Humanities from 1997-2005, and served as dean from 2005-2015.
In 2011, Dr. Rosenberg was decorated with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit from Spain. He also holds BYU’s Washington Irving Professorship of Spanish and American Relations.
Rosenberg is married to Gaylamarie Green Rosenberg and they are the parents of two daughters.