With outstanding academic credentials, Professor Rosell came to teach and chair Juniata's department of art and art history in 1986. As a Ph.D. student at Ohio University, she was awarded the Siegfred Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship as well as a university doctoral fellowship. As an M.A. student at Virginia Commonwealth University, she was Phi Kappa Phi and awarded a graduate teaching assistantship and scholarship. As a B.A. student at the University of Richmond, she graduated summa cum laude and was Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Beta Sigma.
She has continued her award-winning performance at Juniata, receiving the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1989 and the Beachley Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997. In 1996, she was recognized by the University of Richmond with a distinguished alumni award for excellence in the fine arts.
Her areas of interest and/or expertise are modern art, American art, and Women in art.
She has received several Pew Grants to study abroad and to enhance the value of art history field trips. In addition, her book review on Paul Barolski's Why Mona Lisa Smiles and Other Tales by Vasari was published in the Sixteenth Century Journal.
Dr. Rosell has attended several conferences, symposiums, and workshops, and was invited to present a paper entitled 'Creative Ways of Involving Students in Class' at the Lycoming College Conference on Teaching Excellence. Similarly, she presented at the Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association Annual Conference in 2004, along with one of her senior art history students. In 1995, she presented a talk on 'Engaging Students in Art History: Active Learning vs. Passive Learning' at the Ninth Annual National Conference at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since 1992, she has sponsored many students in their research efforts and presentations for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Married to Juniata marketing professor James Donaldson, she enjoys exercising (especially Pilates), walking, traveling abroad, shopping, collecting art, and her cats.