Dorothy Ross (historian)


Dorothy Ross (August 13, 1936 – May 22, 2024) was an American historian and Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She attended Smith College and Columbia University and taught at Hunter College and at the University of Virginia before Johns Hopkins. Her books include the G. Stanley Hall: The Psychologist as Prophet (1972) and The Origins of American Social Science (1991).[1] The Society for U.S. Intellectual History named the Dorothy Ross Prize after Ross to honor her work in the history of psychology and modern social science.[2]

Dorothy Ross
Born(1936-08-13)August 13, 1936
DiedMay 22, 2024(2024-05-22) (aged 87)
SpouseStanford G. Ross
Academic background
EducationSmith College (BA)
Columbia University (MA, PhD)
Doctoral advisorRichard Hofstadter
Academic work
Sub-disciplineHistory of science
InstitutionsPrinceton University
University of Virginia
Johns Hopkins University

She was married to Stanford G. Ross for 62 years before he died. Together they had two children and two grandchildren.[3] She died on May 22, 2024, at the age of 87.[4][5]


  1. ^ Scanlon, Jennifer; Cosner, Shaaron (1996). American Women Historians, 1700s–1990s: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 189–190. ISBN 978-0-313-29664-2.
  2. ^ "S-USIH PRIZES | Society for US Intellectual History". Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "Stanford Ross". Legacy. September 2, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2024.
  4. ^ Wallach, Rachel (May 29, 2024). "Renowned historian of modern social science Dorothy Ross dies at 87". Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved May 30, 2024.
  5. ^ Dorothy Ross