Student Named A Minority Fellow

Jessica Ross


Suffolk University senior Jessica Ross has been selected an American Political Science Association Minority Fellow for 2011-2012.

The program provides students who are entering a Ph.D. program in political science for the first time with a $4,000 fellowship for their first two years of study.

Ross, an American government and politics major, is a McNair Scholar, resident assistant, and past president of the Black Student Union.

"Jessica is an extraordinary student and wonderful person. She is dedicated, passionate, and has a very bright future as a teacher and scholar," said Rachael Cobb, chair of the Government Department.  "Jessica is an extremely hard worker. Her efforts have certainly paid off. We are all extremely proud of her many accomplishments and we are thrilled to see her career take off."

In September, Ross presented a research paper, “Robots in the Classroom: Accountability, Curriculum, and Instruction in High-Poverty Schools,” at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  She was one of only 10 students selected throughout the United States to showcase her work before an audience of distinguished political scientists and educators from across the country.

Ross also participated in the prestigious Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University which gives 20 students the opportunity to experience graduate study and encourages them to pursue academic careers in political science.

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