Social Research Center

Research Staff

Samantha Goers

Ross Dionne
Research Assistant

Degree: M.A., Applied Sociology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.A., Psychology, University of Hartford
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 250
Fax: 410-752-4218

Research Interests

Originating from western Massachusetts, Ross Dionne earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Hartford, after which he worked with youth in an acute-treatment, residential mental health program in Springfield, MA. After completing a two-year term of service in the US Peace Corp working with at-risk Jamaican youth, Ross earned his Masters degree in Applied Sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

As a Shriver Peaceworker Fellow, Ross served his campus community by contributing to an effort to develop a graduate-level degree program to train social change agents as well as supporting data collection and evaluation processes for the SUCCESS Program, a four-year college experience for developmentally disabled young adults. He also instructed an online leadership development course for embassy sponsored youth in Baltimore, North Africa and Brazil. Ross’s graduate work focused on the meaning of service and relationships across careers, as well as qualitative methods and nonprofit management.

At FRI, Ross currently contributes to a clinical medical trial of Extended-Release Naltrexone for opioid dependent youth. In the future, he humbly aspires to continue integrating varied professional experience with a growing set of research skills towards promoting human dignity and well-being.