Carla Ross

Carla Ross

Associate Professor of Communication

Chess 122

(919) 760-2823


Professional biography

Dr. Ross is a proud Mom of a beautiful daughter named Hannah. She is also a daughter, a sister, an Aunt, a friend, a professor, an intense animal lover, and a counselor. She subscribes to the idea that “people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”. She teaches a variety of courses in the Communication program, but her favorites are Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, and Forgiveness and Communication. Her dream is to one day own an Institute of Restorative Forgiveness on the beach to host the many groups she leads on forgiveness, teach college courses, and counsel others through the forgiveness process. And perhaps, she will even publish a book to help others explore the forgiveness process. She is also currently training a therapy dog to use in counseling.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Communication (1995)  University of Southern Mississippi

M.A. in Counseling (2015)  Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte

M.A. in Communication (1987)   University of Georgia

B.A. in Communication  (1983)   University of Southern Mississippi


Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award at the University of Georgia


Ross, C.S. (2010).  Reconciling Irreconcilable Differences Through Forgiveness.  In C.R. Allers, & M. Smit (Eds.), Forgiveness in Perspective (pp. 161-176).  New York, NY:  Rodolpi  B.V.

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