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Sharon Ross
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Sharon Ross

Associate Chair,




Sharon Ross

Sharon Ross is Associate Chair in the Television Department, where she teaches history and critical studies classes. At Columbia she has served on numerous committees and as a member of the College Council for several years. She also has experience with collaboration through her work on several editorial boards and advisory committees outside the college, from Society for Cinema and Media Studies to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Archive of American Television.

Sharon graduated with a degree in psychology from Cleveland State University’s First College, an MA in Women’s Studies at Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas in Austin.

Her research and publishing focuses on audience reception of TV and she currently is researching for a new book on the history of teens and TV.