Ross in brief
- St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School.
- Moorhead (Minnesota) High School, 1973. Was not in top ten percent.
- B.A., B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead, history and mass communications, French minor, 1978. Worked harder than in high school: magna cum laude.
- M.A., University of Warwick, Coventry, England, European cultural history, 1980.
- Certificate of French Studies, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France, 1983.
- Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England, French journalism history, 1992. Rotary Foundation Journalism Fellow, 1987-1988.
- First job: dishwasher, Country Kitchen restaurant, age 15. Other jobs: paperboy, printer, busboy, sugar beet field worker, blackjack dealer.
- First job out of college: photojournalist, Fargo-Moorhead Forum.
- Several other jobs in journalism and public relations.
- Last non-academic job: public relations officer, rural health office, University of North Dakota Medical School, 1991-93.
- Teaching background: Minnesota State Moorhead, University of North Dakota.
- Currently: Professor of Communication, North Dakota State University.
Publications and Scholarship
- More than 800 published stories and photos in a wide variety of publications (non-refereed).
- 32 art shows and juried exhibits (photography).
- Six books, three monographs, 21 articles (refereed journals).
- 34 refereed presentations at national and international conferences.
- Former treasurer, American Journalism Historians Association, 2000-2008; Second Vice President 2016-17.
- World War I and the press, 1914-1918.
- French journalism history, 1815-1918.
- American journalism of the Old West frontier, 1866-1890.
- Yoga, aerobics, bridge, woodworking, photography, cooking, stamp collecting, wilderness canoeing, cycling, aerobics, tae kwon do (3rd degree black belt, duffer status).
- Marital status: married to Kanako Kabaki. Children: none. Dogs: one. Cats: one. Politics: liberal (of course).
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