Joseph A. Ross is an educator, writer, speaker, researcher, storyteller, and historian. He received his Ph.D. in American history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 2018, an M.A. in European history, also from UNCG, in 2007, and a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Western Carolina University in 2005.
His research focuses on the history of human rights, international law, multilateral institutions, and ideas. His most recent project examines a group of Americans who participated in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial from 1945-46 and how that experience shaped their views on human rights at home and abroad.
Ross began teaching college history courses in 2007 and has taught a wide range of courses (both online and face-to-face) ever since. His and enjoys showing his students how the past is relevant to the present.
Born in Beckley, West Virginia, Joseph Ross’s family moved to North Carolina when he was a young boy, and the state became his second home. He and his wife, Lauren, have three children and two dogs.