Ashley D. Ross

Dr. Ashley D. Ross

Assistant Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld# 3029, Office 358
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

Phone: (409) 740-4485
Fax: (409) 740-4429


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University, 2010
  • M.A., Political Science, Louisiana State University, 2006
  • B.A., Political Science & Speech Communications, Texas A&M University, 2003

Previous Appointments:

  • Sam Houston State University, Department of Political Science, 2013-2016
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2010-2013

Research Interests:
Disaster resilience policy and perceptions; rural community resilience; emergency management; adaptive management; climate change perceptions and policy among Millennials, Latinos, and other sub-populations.

Course Offerings

  • MARS 660: Environmental Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • MARS 675: Environmental Management Strategies

Ross, A.D, 2016. Perceptions of Resilience Among Coastal Emergency Managers. Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy, 7(1), 4-24.

Ross, A.D., Rouse, S.M., 2015. Economic Uncertainty, Job Threat, and the Resiliency of the Millennial Generation’s Attitudes toward Immigration. Social Science Quarterly, 96(5), 1363-1379. 

Ross, A.D., 2014. Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives. New York:
Routledge, 298 p.

Escobar-Lemmon, M.C., Ross, A.D., 2014. Does decentralization improve perceptions of accountability? Attitudes in response to decentralization in Colombia. American Journal of Political Science, 58(1), 175-188.

Ross, A.D., Escobar-Lemmon, MC, 2011. The Price of Personalizing Politics: Political Distrust and Economic Performance in Latin America, 1996-2006. Electoral Studies, 30(3), 406-416.

Taylor-Robinson, M.M., Ross, AD, 2011. Can Formal Rules of Order be Used as an Accurate Proxy for Behaviour Internal to a Legislature? Evidence from Costa Rica. Journal of Legislative Studies, 17(4), 479-500.

Ross, A.D., Rouse, S.M., Bratton, K.A., 2010. Latino Representation and Education: Pathways to Latino Student Performance. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 10(1), 69-95.


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