J.C. Ross is Associate Professor of Composition and Writing at AUBG. She holds a BA in Communication, an MA in English (Hollins), an MFA in Creative Writing (University of Arizona), and a Ph.D. in 20th-century Philosophy with an emphasis on language and ethics (The Pennsylvania State University). She has worked on faculty at small liberal arts colleges and large, urban R1s such as the University of Southern California and UC Santa Cruz, where she taught Advanced Research and Writing, and Ethical Issues in New Technologies.
Dr. Ross began professional life as a journalist, reporting breaking news, courts, business, and environmental stories for a metropolitan daily newspaper and for an international wire service, The Associated Press. She has published in national and international magazines such as Architectural Record, as well as in specialty publications such as Environment Writer and Cycle California. She won a Sigma Delta Chi first-place reporting award for a series and her most recent work, on the way algorithms will change air travel security, appears in Airport Magazine. Her award-winning short stories have also been published in literary journals such as The Dalhousie Review, Antietam Review, Alabama Literary Review, and Noyo Review, as well as in an anthology with Vanderbilt University Press.
In addition, Dr. Ross has, in the last decade, added extensive experience in strategic communications. She has written and edited multimillion-dollar grants, marketing collateral, book manuscripts, white papers, websites, videos, and multimedia exhibits for universities, scientific labs, international nonprofits, and tech starts-ups.