Joseph A. Ross began teaching in 2007 and has experience with a variety of introductory and advance-level college courses and research seminars. He has also developed interdisciplinary courses on conspiracy theories and “fake news,” the debate between gun rights and gun regulations in America, the development of international law and global justice, and the philosophical and moral justifications for going to war. His favorite area to research and teach concerns human rights and the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, and he previously served as a Road Scholar for the North Carolina Humanities Council where he presented a program entitled, “Judging Nazis: John Parker’s Nuremberg Journey.” Currently, Ross is developing an immersive role-playing simulation of this historic event.
Ross currently teaches in the Department of Philosophy and in the Peace, War, and Defense curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — where he also serves on the Advisory Board of the Conflict Management Initiative. He has received financial support from the Mellon Foundation Initiative and UNC’s Summer School. When he is not teaching and researching, Ross enjoys hiking, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.