Joan Gross
Title: 
Professor
College/Department: 
Anthropology
Length of service: 
30 years
Bio: 

Joan is a linguistic anthropologist who has been teaching courses on language and culture at OSU since 1989. Her commitment to intercultural understanding motivated her to lead study abroad programs on five different occasions to France, Italy and Ecuador. Her research has  focused on minority language use and, more recently, on alternative food systems. This latter subject led her to create the Food in Culture and Social Justice program with several of her colleagues across campus.