Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University

Ashley Ross, PhD, is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston where she teaches in the Marine Resources Management Program. Her research focuses on coastal disaster policy and community disaster resilience, taking a public policy and administration approach. She is a fellow with the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores and the discovery lead for Coastal Risk Reduction and Resilience with the Institute for Sustainable Communities. She holds a PhD and MA in Political Science. Her research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, and she is currently a National Academies Gulf Research Program Early Career Fellow.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University
  • 2013–2016
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sam Houston State University
  • 2010–2013
    Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Publications

  • 2016
    Perceptions of Resilience Among Coastal Emergency Managers, Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy
  • 2015
    Economic Uncertainty, Job Threat, and the Resiliency of the Millennial Generation’s Attitudes toward Immigration, Social Science Quarterly, with Stella Rouse
  • 2014
    Does decentralization improve perceptions of accountability? Attitudes in response to decentralization in Colombia, American Journal of Political Science, with Maria Escobar-Lemmon
  • 2014
    Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative & Political Perspectives, Routledge
  • 2011
    The Price of Personalizing Politics: Political Distrust and Economic Performance in Latin America, 1996-2006, Electoral Studies, with Maria Escobar-Lemmon
  • 2011
    Can Formal Rules of Order be Used as an Accurate Proxy for Behaviour Internal to a Legislature? Evidence from Costa Rica, Journal of Legislative Studies, with Michelle Taylor-Robinson
  • 2010
    Latino Representation and Education: Pathways to Latino Student Performance, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, with Stella Rouse & Kathleen Bratton

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Early Career Fellowship
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Academies Gulf Research Program
  • 2014
    Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disaster Researchers
    Role:
    Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, National Science Foundation
  • 2011
    Research Program for Minority Serving Institutions
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Department of Homeland Security