The Florida A&M University (FAMU) community is mourning the loss of Rose Glee, Ph.D. Glee passed away on Friday, Jan. 24.
A distinguished member of the research community, Glee served as the interim director of the FAMU Office of Technology Transfer, Licensing and Commercialization, which is housed in the Division of Research.
“We are absolutely devastated with sadness over the loss of our friend and colleague,” said Ken Redda, Ph.D., interim vice president of the FAMU Division of Research. “Rose was one of the most innovative and productive members within our division and she is already sorely missed.”
Glee’s funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. in Madison, Fla. at the Van H. Priest Auditorium on North Florida Community College’s campus. The interment will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison. A viewing will precede the funeral service on Jan. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Perry, Fla. Floral arrangements may be made through Perry Plaza Florist or Zeigler’s Florist and Gifts in Perry.
With more than 40 years of academic research and consulting experience, Glee has impacted the research community through her work at the USDA’s Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans and as the director of the Offices of Sponsored Research at both Southern University at Baton Rouge and at New Orleans.
Glee’s research interests included: diverse areas of electronic commerce, intellectual property protection and licensing, along with technology transfer and commercialization. Her selected journal publications included: “Effect of Locus of Control and Recruiter Responses to Career Appearance Statements” and “Measuring Tensile Recovery of Fabrics.”
During her tenure at FAMU, Glee directed the installation of FAMU’s Innovation Showcase (iSHOW), which debuted in November 2013. She also performed research along with George McLean that resulted in the receipt of patent No. 394159 for their invention of an evaluation technology known as “holding device for testing tensile strength of fabrics.”
Glee received her Associate of Arts in education from the Suwannee River Junior College in Madison and her Bachelor of Science in textile chemistry from FAMU. She attained a Master of Science in textile chemistry from Ohio State University and her Doctor of Philosophy in textile chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.
Glee’s long list of research-related honors and awards include: the Southeast Consortium for International Development Center Fellowship, the W.K. Kellogg National Fellowship, the Mildred Horton Fellowship and the Frank Monett Fellow. She was a member of the Association of University Technology Managers, the Licensing Executive Society, the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, the TalTech Alliance (board member), the National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance, the Society of Research Administrators, the National Collegiate of Inventors and Innovators Alliance, the Gulf Coast Alliance for Technology Transfer, Rotary International and the Florida Research Consortium (board member).