Joann Ross holds a JD from the Nebraska College of Law and a PhD in history at UNL. Joann’s research interests include legal history, women’s history, and social history. Joann serves as a full-time learning specialist in the Athletics Department. In addition, she helps coordinate the Summer Bridge program for incoming student-athletes and assists with policy writing. Prior to her current position, Joann served as a graduate instructor for the UNL History Department during the 2012-13 academic year. From 2007 to 2011, she was a member of the history faculty at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, La., where she taught classes in history, gender studies, law studies and government.