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Courtney Ross

Courtney Ross

Name, Title
Courtney Ross

Degree: Ph.D
Email: cbillete@vt.edu
Previous Education: West Virginia University, BA, 2000.; Virginia Tech, MS, 2002.

Courses Taught: Peace Studies and Violence Prevention; Sociology of Law; Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Family; Genocide

Research Interests: Peace Studies and Violence Prevention; Contemplative Sociology; Pedagogy and Curriculum Development; Gender and Sexualit

Bio: Prior to seeking the terminal degree, Courtney taught in academia in various roles for fifteen years. She embraces the power of learning through self-reflection, active engagement, and embodied learning. She is actively involved in infusing contemplative practices as a promising method of teaching social justice as a liberatory practice. Out-of-the-classroom, she enjoys gardening, camping, and outdoors activities.

Presentations: 
Ross, Courtney B. 2019. Presentation. “Teaching Positive Sociology through Sociological
Mindfulness.” North Central Sociological Society conference, Mar. 30.

Ross, Courtney B. and Alan Forrest. 2020. Presentation. “Sociological Insight
Through Contemplative Reading.” Contemplative Practices for Higher Education
Conference. Mar. 6.

Ross, Courtney B. 2021. Presentation. “Transforming the Gloom and Doom of the Sociology
of Law Classroom with Contemplative Practices.” 37th Graduate Student Assembly
Research Symposium and Exposition, Virginia Tech, Mar. 23.

Ross, Courtney B. 2021. Presentation. “Promising Signs for Teaching the Sociology of Law
with Contemplative Pedagogy.” 32nd Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research
Symposium, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, Mar. 26.
Publications: Ross, Courtney B. 2020. “Cheech & Chong.” _, in Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political,
and Medical Controversies, edited by J. Hawdon, B. Miller, and M. Costello.
ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Ross, Courtney B. 2020. “Reefer Madness.” _, in Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political,
and Medical Controversies, edited by J. Hawdon, B. Miller, and M. Costello.
ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Ross, Courtney B. and Jim Hawdon. 2020. “Stoner Films.” _, in Marijuana in America:
Cultural, Political, and Medical Controversies, edited by J. Hawdon, B. Miller, and
M. Costello. ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Quote: "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." ~Henry David Thoreau~