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Jason Ross

Interim Associate Dean

(434) 592-3741

Green Hall, Room 1661AE


  • Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • B.S., Finance and Management, Oral Roberts University


Dr. Ross is dedicated to advancing the principles of freedom and a free society through teaching, writing, and managing the growth and development of academic programs and organizations. He has served as the senior program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, and the Bill of Rights Institute. He has also served on the faculty of Pepperdine University’s Washington DC Program. He has published pieces in Review of Politics, Journal of Religion and Society, The University Bookman, Law and Liberty, American Greatness, and The Columbus Dispatch, in addition to chapters in Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education and Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court.


  • American Political Science Association
  • Philadelphia Society

Research Interests

  • The American founding and Constitutional Convention
  • The political thought of James Madison
  • Abolitionism and the development of anti-slavery constitutionalism
  • The Bill of Rights and American political culture