Storytelling Professor Preserves his Tales in New Book

Throughout his 35-years in the college classroom, first at Drexel University and now Penn State, Dr. Joseph Rose has developed a reputation as the “storytelling professor.”  Rose tells us his stories are meant to help students realize that it’s not enough to get good grades; they need to take charge of their lives. 

But Rose’s stories can inspire us all:STORY1

140 of Dr. Rose’s favorite stories can be found in his new book, “Seeking the Edge: Thoughts on Wisdom and Success.”  He defines “the edge” as the thin line between excellence and mediocrity: STORY2

The book includes sections that range from negotiations to happiness.

(Old Main photo credit: Nathaniel C. Sheetz)