Entries by Jeffrey Ian Ross

The repeal of Roe v Wade highlights the need to change the way we choose Supreme Court justices and their terms of service

The American justice system is imperfect. That’s why it’s constantly being reformed. Factor in the necessity to make decisions partially based on empirical evidence and consulting experts, but more importantly competing ideological and political forces, then you realize why the process is slow. Over time there is change. Not wholesale change, and not always in […]

What’s the best way to choose a research agenda?

Before, during, or after graduate school some academics (including researchers, investigators, and scholars) struggle with determining what questions they want to answer, disciplines they want to contribute to, or what their overall research agenda is or should be. Although this dilemma may continue throughout a scholars’ entire career, making decisions connected to this process is […]

Arming oneself with critical thinking skills

This week one of the deadliest school shootings in American history occurred at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. In addition to the 19 school children and 2 teachers killed, 17 injured, and the trauma that it has permanently inflicted on the families, loved ones, and community, the response by the public, law enforcement, activists, and […]