Jamie P. Ross, Assistant Professor of University Studies, Ph.D. Philosophy, has been teaching philosophy and interdisciplinary studies at Portland State University since 1992. Her specialization is Feminist Philosophy and American Pragmatism, and as a teacher, her goal is to show students that philosophy and critical inquiry is the basis of all further learning. One of her teaching concerns is in regards to a low number of women in philosophy as well as other traditionally male dominated areas. She hopes to change that by setting an example of alternative ways of interpreting and studying traditional philosophy.