Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore.
He has researched, written, and lectured primarily on corrections, policing, political crime (esp., terrorism and state crime), violence (esp., criminal, political, and religious), global crime and criminal justice, and crime and justice in American Indian communities for over two decades. Ross' work has appeared in many academic journals and books, as well as popular media. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of several books including most recently The Globalization of Supermax Prisons (Rutgers University Press, 2013).
Ross is a respected subject matter expert for local, regional, national and international news media. He has made live appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Network. Additionally Ross has written op-eds for The (Baltimore) Sun, The (Maryland) Daily Record, The Gazette (weekly community newspapers serving Maryland's Montgomery, Frederick, Prince Georges and Carroll counties), the Baltimore Examiner, and the Tampa Tribune.
From 1995-1998, Ross was a Social Science Analyst with the National Institute of Justice, a Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2003, he was awarded the University of Baltimore's Distinguished Chair in Research Award. During the early 1980s, Jeff worked almost four years in a correctional institution.