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Diane Ross , Ph.D.

Department of

p/ 614.823.1836
e/ DRoss@otterbein.edu
Office: Roush Hall 434


  • Kent State University, Doctorate, 2004
  • Akron University, Master's in Reading Supervision, 1990
  • The College of Wooster, Bachelor of Arts, 1980

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Middle Childhood Education
  • Peace and Social Justice


  • White, P. M., Ross, D., Miller, J., Dever, R., & Jones, K. (2014). Parallels between a Collaborative Research Process and the Middle Level Philosophy Current Issues in Middle Level Education. 19 (1), 1-5.
  • White, P. M., Ross, D., Miller, J., Dever, R., & Jones, K. (2013). Ohio’s Middle Childhood License. Research in the Middle Education Online, Vol. 7. No.1. 
  • Ross, D. A. (2008), "Culturally competent and socio-politically conscious teaching: A teacher educator works to model the journey to critical cultural competence".International Journal of Multicultural Education, Vol 10, No 1.
  • Ross, D. A.  & Wicks, M.  (2007 winter) "Making authentic service learning alive in middle level classrooms".  Ohio Middle School Association.; Ross, D.A. (2007). "Social justice and equity: A teacher educator’s journey within". The EPU (European University Center for Peace Studies), Stadtschlaining, Austria.
  • Ross, D.A. (2005, spring). "Project SAIL (Summer academy for integrated learning): A college/school partnership for middle school reform".  Ohio Middle School Journal: Columbus, Ohio.
  • Ross, D. A., & Lehr, L. (2000, May). "Educators and the paradigmatic struggle in teaching and learning in a digital technology reality: An interpretive study" Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET).  Kent, Ohio 

Affiliations & Awards

  • National Middle School Association
  • Ohio Middle Level Professors
  • Ohio Schools to Watch Leadership Team
  • NCATE Review Board for National Middle School Association
  • World Peace Academy Visiting Professor
  • Member of Transcend Peace and Social Justice

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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