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Jason Ross

Jason Ross

Assistant Professor

College of Business

School of Economics, Management, and Project Management

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2156
Office: 315F Forsyth Building


Dr. Jason Ross is an Assistant Professor of Management at Western Carolina University. He recently taught at the University of Kentucky, where he obtained his PhD. Jas is a noted researcher who has published in the prestigious <i>Journal of Applied Psychology</i> and presented his research at numerous major conferences. Jason’s primary research revolves around social networks and specifically, the workplace implications of reconnecting with people from one’s past. Jas is a dedicated teacher, having taught courses in human resource management, organizational behavior, mathematics, and introductory management. He is also an active consultant having worked in the realms of healthcare, government finance, general management, and real estate. In his spare time, he’s an avid animal rescuer, music aficionado, and sports fanatic. He’s also a world record holder as one of 777 people to eat a honey bun in the same place at the same time and holds the record for most consecutive detentions at his elementary school.


  • Ph D, University of Kentucky
  • MBA, Eastern Kentucky University
  • BS, Eastern Kentucky University

Teaching Interests

Human Resource Management<br>Organizational Behavior<br>Principles of Management<br>Statistics

Research Interests

Dormant Ties<br>Network Mobilization<br>Workplace Helping Behaviors<br>Prosocial Motivation<br>Boomerang Employees<br>Social Cognition

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