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Roseann Mason graduated from UW-Parkside in 1986, double majoring in sociology and humanities and later went to earn her master’s degree in writing from Northeastern University. Roseann retired from UW-Parkside in 2011 after working here for 23 years. Over the course of her tenure at UW-Parkside, she taught writing in the Learning Assistance Department and directed the Tutoring Center and the Writing Center.
While at UW-Parkside, Roseann also taught classes in sociology and ethnic studies. She developed and taught a new class for Ethnic Studies entitled Understanding White Privilege. From 2007-2010, she co-facilitated a two-week Summer Institute on Infusing Diversity into the Curriculum. Subsequently, she co-edited Diversity in the College Classroom: Knowing Ourselves, Our Students, Our Disciplines. Currently, she is working with the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Ethnic Studies to work with new faculty on infusing diversity into the curriculum. Along with an extensive list of accolades, Roseann received the UW-Parkside Diversity Award from 2006-2008 and the University of Wisconsin System Regents’ Diversity Award in 2009.
Roseann and her husband, Cory H. Mason III (2015 Distinguished Alumnus) met at St. Catherine’s High School in Racine and have been married since 1971. Both were working for S.C. Johnson at the time of their marriage. They have three children; Cory Mason IV, Rosemary Mason, and Dr. Chris Mason, along with six grandchildren. As was passed down from their own parents, Roseann and Cory have instilled the importance of community in their children through their passion of community service.