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Ross O'Hara | Director of Behavioral Science and Education, Persistence Plus
Ross O'Hara joined Persistence Plus in 2014, where he now serves as the Director of Behavioral Science and Education. He applies his expertise in conducting research and evaluation in the higher education industry to help improve college student retention rates. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Psychological Science and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He has also co-authored chapters on behavioral science in the books Decision Making for Student Success and An Analytics Handbook: Moving from Evidence to Impact.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Ross O’Hara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Albion College and a Master’s of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University. In 2011, he earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Dartmouth College.
Personal Details and Community Involvement
Ross O’Hara is an avid runner, competing in multiple races per year and having completed his first marathon in 2018. He also enjoys combining physical and mental challenges, participating in escape rooms, scavenger hunts, and urban mysteries as often as he can.
You can connect with Ross O’Hara on LinkedIn and read his blog on behavioral science in higher education, “Nudging Ahead" at Psychology Today.
Articles by this author:
In dealing with the pandemic and anticipating the return to normal life, post-secondary...
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Students who have dropped out or are lagging behind need motivation to finish their degrees....