Dr. Jeremy Ross
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Education:

  • Oklahoma State Univeristy, Ph.D. in Sociology
  • Middle Tennessee State University, M.A. in Sociology
  • Jacksonville State University, B.A. in Sociology and Political Science

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  • Assistant Professor of Sociology


Tenure at JSU:

  • Began in 2013

Dr. Jeremy Ross received his B.A. from Jacksonville State University.  He majored in both Sociology and Political Science while at JSU.  He earned his M.A. at Middle Tennessee State University, and he attained his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in 2012. 

Dr. Ross’ research primarily focuses on how everyday people interpret, negotiate, and manage institutional constraints.  His current research addresses local perceptions and reactions to risk information and materials concerning the chemical weapons stockpile and incinerator in Anniston.  This research suggests that the distribution and consumption of emergency information and materials primarily work to confirm, legitimate, and reify the established social order.  His previous research documented the experiences of public teachers struggling with increasing standardization in Tennessee.

Dr. Ross has taught classes in Sociology and Psychology over the last five years.  He engages students in a dialogue, and he always incorporates humor and imagination into the classroom.  Inspired by Paulo Freire, Dr. Ross believes that education has the ability to be transformative and liberating.       

Dr. Ross enjoys music, playing Judo, and spending time with his friends and family.


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sociology of Education