Joseph D. Ross, Ph.D.

Joseph D. Ross, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Student Success and Associate Professor

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Communication Studies BK



  • 718.940.5314
  • Tuohy Hall, Room 207


Ph.D., Public Communication, The University of Maryland, College Park, 1996

M.A., Communication Studies/Organizational Communication, Emerson College, 1986

B.A., Speech Communication, Rider College, 1983 


A native of the Hudson Valley, Joe Ross has held faculty and leadership positions in serving both traditional and adult student populations. He performs organizational development/leadership consulting with both local and global teams and has also enjoyed time as a Division III Basketball Coach, twice named Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.  

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Adult/Child Communication in the Culture of Youth Athletics: publishes and presents scholarship to professional organizations, while also volunteering with community teams, parents, and coaches to enhance the experience of child participants

Organizational Development/Leadership Consulting: engages both local and global teams in areas including project management, group dynamics, decision making strategies, and organizational culture change             


"'Someday' is NOW."
— James Kottak and Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions)