Dr. Rosanne Welch
About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Rosanne Welch, Ph.D. has written for television (Touched by an Angel, Picket Fences) and print (Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work, and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space). In the documentary world she has written and produced Bill Clinton and the Boys Nation Class of 1963 for ABC NEWS/Nightline and consulted on PBS’s A Prince Among Slaves, the story of a prince from West Africa who was enslaved in the 1780s, freed by order of President John Quincy Adams in the 1820s and returned to his homeland.

Dr. Welch also teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting. Writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. In 2016 she published the book Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop; co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia; and placed “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals” in the New Review of Film and Television Studies. Essays appear in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television and Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild.

Her talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” was presented at the 2016 TEDxCPP.

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  1. Dr Welch,
    I have very much enjoyed what I have read of your writings and your presentations on video on YouTube. I am most interested in your work on Gene Gauntier as she was my grandmother’s first cousin. Gene’s father and my great grandfather were brothers. The story about Gene being “the movie star” has long been passed down in my family. I have a lovely photo portrait of her that my grandma kept in prose of place. Work such as yours is greatly needed, not only to help preserve these early forms of cinema art, but, more importantly, to accurately portray the true role of women in the early motion picture industry. May I say a big “Thank You” for your efforts, and also, might I say “You Go Girl”
    and wish you best success with your work.
    William Walkington

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