Rosen serves as the director of the law school’s Center for Military Law and Policy.
Rosen will fill the position held by Dean Darby Dickerson, who recently announced her resignation to assume the deanship at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Rosen's appointment will be effective Jan. 1.
"I am greatly honored to be given the opportunity to serve as interim dean of the Texas Tech University School of Law," Rosen said. "The law school is a wonderful institution, with outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni. I am also deeply grateful for Dean Darby Dickerson's five-and-a-half years of exceptional service to the school, and wish her the very best in her new position as the dean of The John Marshall Law School."
Rosen joined the Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 after a 26-year distinguished career as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He is an expert in and teaches classes at Texas Tech in torts, constitutional law, military criminal law, national security law, human rights law, and international humanitarian law.
He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Miami in 1973 and later added a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia in 1987. He earned his bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in1970.
Before leaving the Army, Rosen was Commandant of the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia. His other military positions include Staff Judge Advocate of the III Armored Corps and Fort Hood, at Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of the Army JAG Corps' Personnel, Plans, and Training Office; Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division at the Department of Justice; Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Staff Judge Advocate of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
"Professor Rosen is an outstanding choice to lead the School of Law as interim dean," Interim Provost Michael Galyean said. "He is highly regarded by his colleagues in the school, which combined with his superb record in teaching, scholarship and administration, made him the right choice for the position. I look forward to working with Rick as he fills this important role for the School of Law and the university."
As director of Texas Tech Law's Center for Military Law and Public Policy, which was established in 2004, Rosen oversees a platform for conducting scholarly research and other discussions related to military law. The Center also serves as a resource for information about legal careers in military and national security law.