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Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Program Director in Criminal Justice (Faculty)
Primary Department: School of Arts and Sciences
University of Baltimore, School of Law, J.D.,
University of Maryland, B.A.,
University of Salamanca, Spain, ,
Professor Donna Ross began teaching at Mount Ida College in 2006. Most recently she was appointed director of the Criminal Justice Program at the College. As the program continues to expand, she is working with the other professors in the program to bring about positive growth and expansion of course offerings and opportunities for the students of Mount Ida.
As a former criminal defense attorney in private practice, she was involved in complex criminal proceedings that included both jury and bench trials. She also represented criminal defendants before the highest Courts of Appeal in the State of Maryland, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Professor Ross’ background includes being appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland to serve as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Maryland. In this capacity she presided over bench hearings involving over 500 different case types for over 30 State agencies, rendering both oral and written legal decisions.
Trained in mediation, Professor Ross led a start-up company called Mediation Associates of Maryland. This company provided conflict resolution services to persons involved in all types of civil disputes. She also served as a mediator for the District Court of Maryland, for Anne Arundel County.
After moving to Massachusetts in 2005, she continued her teaching at various Colleges and Universities in the area until becoming a full time professor at Mount Ida College.
Professor Ross is admitted to the Bar in the states of Massachusetts, Florida and Maryland.
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