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Gary Earl Ross

writing educator

Gary Earl Ross, American Writing educator. Certified English teacher, New York. Local Incentive Funding Test fellow for fiction Buffalo Arts Council, 1989; recipient Excellence award New York State/United University Professions, 1990. Member Niagara Erie Writers (Chairman, Board Of Directors 1987-1989), Just Buffalo, Inc. (fiction resident 1987, 92), International Society for Exploration of Teaching Alternatives, United University Professions.


Ross, Gary Earl was born on August 12, 1951 in Buffalo. Son of Earl Ross and Marlene (Edwards) Anderson.


Bachelor in English, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1973. Master of Arts in Humanities, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1975.


Secondary English teacher Buffalo Public Schools, 1973-1976, Canisius High School, Buffalo, 1976-1977. Writing instructor Educational Opportunity Center State University of New York, 1977—1994, associate professor, 1994—2003, professor, since 2003. Writing instructor Upward Bound State University of New York, Buffalo, summers since 1980, acting director, summer 1984.

Presenter in field, United States, Canada, Europe, since 1975. Reader various professional fiction readings, since 1985. Board directors Just Buffalo Literacy Center.


  • Certified English teacher, New York.



Board directors Ujima Theatre Company, 2005—2007. Member Niagara Erie Writers (chairman board directors 1987-1989), Just Buffalo, Inc. (fiction resident 1987, 92, board directors 2003-2009), Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (board member, president 2006-2007, film chair, comics chair), United University Professions, Association Teaching Artists (board directors 2003-2006).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computing, games, film history, contemporary literature.


Married Katharyn Ellen Ketter, December 23, 1970 (divorced 1993). Children: Colleen, Timothy, David. Married Patrice Lynette Cox, August 14, 1999, (divorced 2008).

Children: Cody, Madelynne.

Earl Ross Anderson

Marlene (Edwards) Anderson

Katharyn Ellen Ketter

Patrice Lynette Cox

Colleen Ross

Timothy Ross

David Ross

Cody Ross

Madelynne Ross