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B.A. Millersville University M.A., University of New Hampshire Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Dean of the College
Following an 18-year career in the Lycoming College classroom, Ross was promoted to associate provost for experiential learning and director of the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences in March 2016. She was later promoted to vice provost and then named dean of the college in July 2022. Ross directs the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, the Office of Academic Services Deans, the First-Year Seminar Program, the Lycoming Partnership Program, college student retention strategies, and supports the directors of the New Faculty Mentor Program and the Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Program. Ross arrived at Lycoming in 1998 as an assistant professor of sociology and was subsequently promoted to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2011. She is the recipient of two teaching awards from Lycoming College—including having been the first recipient of the Howard C. Berthold Faculty Research & Information Competencies Award—and a teaching award from the University of New Hampshire. Along with Lycoming alumnus Dr. Michael Musheno (’69), Ross wrote Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq, and she is the editor of American Families Past and Present. Ross earned a Ph.D. and master’s degree in sociology from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Millersville University.