Retirement Date: 1993
John Ross taught as a faculty member at UW-Madison from 1954-1993 in Agricultural Journalism and Environmental Studies. His research focused on the role of information in controversial environmental issues, the process of decision-making in developing environmental policies, and attitudes on resource exploitation. He received his advanced degrees from the UW in Agricultural Journalism and Mass Communications, respectively. He was one of the first students to receive a Ph.D. in mass communications from UW-Madison.