BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MEd, American InterContinental University
Bob Rose graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1978. After graduation, he immediately started working in the photo industry and became sought after internationally as a mentor and technical expert at the leading edge of technology. In 1999, he opened VMI to provide innovative solutions and act as a technology resource for corporations and others. After a full and satisfying career in the photographic industry he returned to his alma mater RIT as an Assistant Professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, bringing more than 35 years of experience in the industry as a photographer, educator, editor and consultant full circle.
His worldwide contributions have allowed companies to make better products, promote their products more effectively by increasing brand awareness, and make it easier for people to use photographic equipment. During his career he developed new photographic devices and techniques, directed the use of new technologies and has helped make good things happen for photography. He served as Editor-at-Large for Photo District News & Rangefinder magazines for 17 years reviewing new products and technologies, and guiding companies in making important business decisions, such as when a new product or technology should be launched.
Bob has photographed on six continents and underwater in four oceans. He has published countless articles and has two patents to his credit. Bob earned a Master’s degree in Education from the American Intercontinental University School of Education specializing in Online Training in 2004. He earned his BS degree in Professional Photography from the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in 1978 and was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Chuck Westfall Technical Education Award. The honor was given at the fifth annual Lucie Technical Awards, which recognizes those advancing the photographic industry.
In the News
December 18, 2020
Course Spotlight: Industry Issues, Trends and Opportunities
Students in the Media Arts and Technology MS program explore important trends and issues related to the graphic communications and imaging industries.
February 7, 2020
Making the Invisible Visible at the Images from Science Exhibition
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine highlights the “Images from Science 3” (IFS 3) exhibition, produced by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professor Norman Barker and RIT professors Michael Peres, Bob Rose, Chris Jackson and Ted Kinsman.
December 5, 2019
Assistant professor wins technical education award
Assistant professor Bob Rose brings his vast industry knowledge and impact to his students.