Ross Benbow


Ross J. Benbow is a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a background in political science, international education and development, and comparative analysis, Ross earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. He specializes in ethnographic and social network approaches to research, and as a Principle Investigator, analyst, consultant, teacher, and writer has shared his work in books—including the co-authored Beyond the Skills Gap (2016), winner of the AAC&U Frederic W. Ness Book Award—as well as academic journals such as the Harvard Educational ReviewHigher EducationChange, and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Ross' current research focuses on relationships among teaching and learning, public policy, and social and cultural transition in domestic and international educational contexts, with a particular interest in patterns of inequity in colleges and universities.

Contact Information
Phone: (608) 890-3145
Office: 653C Ed Sciences

Current Projects

Collaborative Research: Exploring Factors That Shape Education and Workplace Training on Essential 21st Century Competencies: A Translational Study in Four High-Stem Job Regions
Exploring STEM Career Pathway Persistence Among Student Service Members and Veterans: A Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study of Social Supoort Networks

Completed Projects

Talking about Leaving, Revisited: Exploring Current Patterns of Undergraduate Persistence in the Sciences