Renda Ross | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Renda Ross, Ph.D., LISWS

    Chair, Program Director, and Associate Professor

    600x600 Renda Ross

    Social Work
    Renner Hall
    Room 130


    • Biography

      Dr. Renda Ross, LISW-S has over 25 years of clinical experience and teaching in higher education. She is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapy Board, with supervisory endorsement. Dr. Ross' areas of expertise include working with individuals, couples & groups, using evidence based practices in behavioral health and wellness.

      At Capital University, she has served as Social Work Field Education Director (1999-2006) and as Department Chair/BSW Program Director from 2007-2014. In 2010, she oversaw the department's reaccreditation (by Council on Social Work Education-Commission on Reaccreditation). Dr. Ross is a longstanding member of Capital’s Undergraduate Symposium Committee and previously chaired the Faculty Development Committee.

      As an active member of the National Association of Social Workers-Ohio Chapter, Dr. Ross began the NASW-OH Annual Conference poster session in 2009 where students, academics, and professionals disseminate research/scholarship. Dr. Ross' current research is focused on: Exploring engagement, participation, and leadership within a multi-cultural context: A unique non-profit service model. (See Dr. Ross maintains a small practice in Worthington, Ohio. Refer to for her complete CV.

    • Teaches

      Micro-Practice with Individuals and Couples
      Mezzo-Practice with Families and Groups
      Field Education Seminar and Field Liaison
      Human Behavior & the Social Environment
      Diversity of People in the USA
      Social Science Research Methods
      Inter-disciplinary course: Exploring the Human Experience
      Principles of Psychology

    • Degrees

      Doctorate, Human Development & Family Science, equivalent hours in Psychology & Family Therapy, The Ohio State University

      Master of Social Work, Clinical Track, The Ohio State University

      Bachelor of Arts, Human Ecology - Family Science and Child Development, Louisiana Tech University