Director, School of Film
Associate Professor of Film
School of Film
College of Fine Arts
Steven Ross is the director of the School of Film, home to graduate filmmakers (M.F.A. in Film) and film scholars (M.A. in Film Studies) as well as a select group of talented undergraduates (B.F.A. in Film) admitted through Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College.
The School of Film is dedicated to providing an educational environment of creativity, diversity and excellence in which talented, motivated and disciplined students can examine and develop the art and craft of the motion picture as an art form, educational tool and a dynamic cultural force in the 21st Century.
Ross has been a cinematographer and filmmaker for more than 30 years. His documentary, "Liberia: A Fragile Peace," in 2006, tells the story of a once-proud West African nation as it tried to refute a quarter century of bloodshed, corruption and collapse and is now in worldwide distribution.
Ross was also cinematographer and co-director of "Fishers of Dar," in 2001, an award-winning portrait of life in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Before coming to Ohio University in 2002, Ross was the film-making professor at Wesleyan University and a New York-based director of photography. He has compiled an impressive list of cinematography credits, including independent features "The Chair" and "Luggage of the Gods," and television with "American Experience" and other PBS productions, "Saturday Night Live," "Tales from the Dark Side," and the Arts and Entertainment network's special, "Empire of Crime."