Associate Director

Ross Whiting, Ph.D. has dedicated his career to promoting equity for marginalized groups in a variety of settings, starting his career as a teacher at Edward W. Bok Technical High School where he worked to create high-quality, culturally-responsive educational opportunities for his students. He then spent six years at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University where he managed projects promoting access to college and improved quality of life for people with disabilities in various settings.

Currently, Dr. Whiting is the principal investigator of the South Jersey Strengthening Families Initiative Evaluation. He builds and oversees program evaluations and supports organizational development at WRI.  

Ross earned a BM in Music Education from Mansfield University, a MM in Music Education from Boston University, and a PhD in Urban Education from Temple University.  He has taught courses on critical education and organizational development in the College of Education at Temple. Throughout his career Dr. Whiting has built systems that create opportunities for traditionally marginalized groups through research and evaluation, and continues that work now at WRI.