Charles D. Ross has been at Longwood since 1992, serving as Professor of Physics, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and currently as Dean of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, a master’s degree in Engineering Physics and a doctorate in Materials Science from the University of Virginia. He won the Maria Bristow Starke Award for Faculty Excellence at Longwood in 2002.
Along with colleagues at the University of Virginia, he was a co-author of a five million dollar National Science Foundation grant involving work on nanotechnology. He has written three books involving the role of science and engineering in military history. This work has led to appearances on The History Channel, The National Geographic Channel, Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio and a consultancy with the FBI and LAPD.
Charles is married with two children and lives in Farmville.