Year Appointed: 2020
The Pennsylvania State University – B.S.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Biology – Master of Science
University of Pittsburgh, Science Education – Ph.D.
Dr. Ross maintains a strong commitment to teaching, in part because she loves to teach and in part because she believes understanding science can help students gain the knowledge necessary to become informed citizens. As a teacher, she strives to engage, inspire, and challenge her students. She believes that every student is capable of feeling a passion for science through collaborating with their peers in an exploration of science phenomena and experiences. Dr. Ross’s science classroom is a place where students have opportunities to investigate and notice patterns about scientific phenomena and whereby they engage in explanation to account for those patterns. She believes science learners should have opportunities to experience scientific phenomena and use those experiences to build conceptual understandings through discourse of the discipline.
Dr. Ross has over nineteen years of teaching experience at both the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Most recently, she was assistant professor of Science Education at Northern Arizona University. She teaches M&E I and Foundations at the Bowling Green Campus.