Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Ross grew up in Solana Beach, California, which is in San Diego County. During her life, she has lived all over the country in states such as Hawaii, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, and of course, Michigan.

Dr. Ross played college volleyball and went to a couple different schools until she landed at the University of Illinois where she earned her B.S., her M.S., and her PhD. Dr. Ross was also a first generation college student in her family.

About to begin her 12th year at Grand Valley, she has been a part of many different experiences throughout her time in Allendale. Dr. Ross explains that one of her favorite parts of her position is getting to watch graduates walk across the stage at Commencement in her fancy regalia. Dr. Ross also has high praises for her fellow Sport Management colleagues, who she sees as a “dream team full of incredibly caring people.”

Currently, Dr. Ross resides in Grand Haven with her husband, Ken. She has two adult children, one of which is a teacher and volleyball coach at Big Rapids High School while the other is a current Grand Valley student. Dr. Ross enjoys spending time outside, engaging in activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, gardening, and more. Last but not certainly least, Dr. Ross recently got a new puppy named Izzy!

Thank you for all you do, Dr. Ross!

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