John Ross smiles into the camera while standing outdoors in front of a tree.
Senior Instructor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5959
Courses Taught
CMTC 319: Conflict Communication
CMTC 316: Family Communication
CMTC 315: Leadership Communication
CMTC 306: Special Topics in Communication - Science, Religion, and Communication
CMTC 306: Special Topics in Communication - Argumentation and Debate
CMTC 214: Business and Professional Communication
CMTC 202: Voice and Diction
CMTC 100: Introduction to Communication
CMTC 101: Public Speaking
Research Interests
Theatre, Poetry, Theology, Science

A.L.M. Harvard  (Dramatic Arts)

S.T.M. Boston University (Systematic Theology)

M.P.S. Loyola University Chicago (Pastoral Theology, focus in Religious Communication)

M.A. University of Illinois (Theater) 

Selected Publications

iSpeak! uSpeak! weSpeak!: An Introduction to Contemporary Public Speaking (2012) 

Goat Troubles and Other Chicago Poems (2010)

Ode To Boston Neighborhoods: The Emerald Necklace, Bunker on the Hill, and other Tanka-Cantos (2011)

Where the Designer Came From (2011)

Tao-Te-Ching: The Way of Virtue in Leadership and Life (2012)

American Haiku (2012)

Cosmotrinity (2013) 


John Ross Jr. has been a faculty member in the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre since 2000. He teaches courses in public speaking, voice and diction, and human communication, and he holds a graduate degree in dramatic arts from Harvard University.

Room FA 241
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5959
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday: Noon-1:00 p.m.
Main Campus