E. Wayne Ross
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy


  • Social studies

E. Wayne Ross is co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Critical Education Studies and co-edits the Institute’s flagship, open access journals Critical Education and Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor. He also co-edits Cultural Logic, an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal publishing essays, interviews, poetry and reviews by writers working within the Marxist tradition. Ross has written extensively for newspapers and magazines on education and social issues and has contributed to numerous radio and television outlets. His education activism includes playing a key role in the creation of The Rouge Forum, a group of educators, parents and students seeking a democratic society through dialogue and direct action. A former secondary social studies and day care teacher in North Carolina and Georgia, Ross was distinguished university scholar and chair of the department of teaching at the University of Louisville prior to his arrival at the University of British Columbia in 2004. He has also taught at the State University of New York campuses at Albany and Binghamton.