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Faculty Profile

Charles K Ross

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African American Studies Program
Professor of History and African American Studies
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203 Longstreet Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-5978
Joined UM: August 16, 1996

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Brief Bio

Dr. Ross is a native of Columbus, Ohio and currently is the Chair, of the African American Studies Program, and Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stillman College, in History. He received a Master of Arts degree in Black Studies, a Master of Arts Degree in History, and a Ph.D in History from The Ohio State University. Dr. Ross is the author of, Outside the Lines: African Americans and the Integration of the National Football League which was released by New York University Press in 1999. He has also written a chapter titled “A Historical Legacy of Black Male Leadership: Medgar Evers” for Brothers of the Academy Up and Coming Black Scholars Earning Our Way in Higher Education published by Stylus in 2000. Dr. Ross is the editor of Race and Sport: The Struggle for Equality On and Off the Field, which was released by the University of Mississippi Press in 2004. His teaching interests include 20th Century U.S. History, African American History, and Sport History. His responsibilities include research, teaching numerous courses in History and African American Studies as well as advising students, and facilitating off campus programs. He has appeared on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and on ESPN Radio, and given several interviews for local television and print media. Dr. Ross is a member of Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (ASALH), North American Society of Sport History (NASSH), American Historical Association (AHA), and the National Council of Black Studies.


Stillman College (1986)
Ohio State University Main Campus (1992)
Ohio State University Main Campus (1996)

Committee Memberships

CLA Faculty Equilty Leadership Advisory
Ad Hoc Committee