Mark Rose studies and teaches the social and policy bases of American life in the 20th Century. He is the author of more than thirty articles in such journals as the Journal of Urban History, Technology and Culture, the Journal of Policy History, and the Journal of Planning History.
Rose is active in several professional associations. Since 2000, he has held elected and appointed positions in the Business History Conference, the Organization of American Historians, the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, and the Urban History Association. Rose was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban History. In 2008-2009, Rose had the honour to serve as president of the Business History Conference.
For his research in Jackson v. Brown and Williamson Rose charged $125 an hour.
 See affidavit of Mark Rose, March 27, 1997, Jackson v. Brown and Williamson. Bates Number: 2084299416-2084299420. See <http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/iso00i00>, accessed on 31/10/2014.