Steven Ross Named CRRE Director

Steven M. Ross, PhD, an expert in educational research and evaluation, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education, effective July 1.

Ross joined CRRE in 2009 as a professor and research scientist. Over the past 12 years, he developed the center’s third-party evaluation unit, which specializes in conducting formative and summative evaluation studies of educational products and services. Ross is the author of six textbooks and more than 140 journal articles in the areas of educational technology, at-risk learners, educational reform, extended learning time programs, and research and evaluation.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, he was a professor at the University of Memphis, where he held the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education and a Faudree Professorship. Ross was the first faculty recipient of the University of Memphis Eminent Faculty Award for teaching, research, and service, and in 2019, was awarded the prestigious Michael Spector Career Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Communications and Technology.