ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine


Dr. Ross is chair of the Teacher Education Department and coordinator for ETEP, the Extended Teacher Education Program at the University of Southern Maine. She is a former state co-coordinator of the Scholars Strategy Network, to promote public scholarship in the media and legislature to enhance democracy. 

Her research focuses on high quality teacher preparation and ensuring access for underrepresented teaching candidates.  Dr. Ross is also involved in community action research to improve educational opportunities and attainment through the Westbrook Children’s Project. 


Issues of Equity in Online Learning 

This presentation addresses the opportunities and challenges of online learning—from MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) to learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education for the Public Good: Ensuring Equitable Access for Economic Growth

Tailored for local school communities, this presentation addresses school funding, the costs of lack of education, student achievement, graduation rates, and indicators of student emotional health. The presentation concludes with high leverage practices that show up to a 10:1 return on investment.