Ross Dawson is a Senior Lecturer in the English Programme at Liverpool John Moores University where he has worked as an academic since 1994. He previously served as a Governor at South Sefton College since 2015. He was Associate Dean for Education 2013-2016 at Liverpool JMU when he was responsible for contributing to Teaching and Learning policy and practice, serving on a range of University and Faculty Level Education and Quality Assurance committees. He Chaired the Faculty Education Committee and is the author of the current University Personal Tutoring Policy. He was Academic Recruitment Co-ordinator for the School of Media 2000-2010 which included liaising with Schools and Colleges over widening participation, course choices and recruitment. For many years he acted as a Link Tutor for LJMU validated degree programmes at two FE colleges. He served two elected terms as Faculty member of Academic Board and served as Branch Chair of UCU 2010-2013. His academic work focuses on American literature and culture as well as pedagogy in Higher Education. Most recently, he has developed an anti-racist workshop for HE staff and students that has been delivered at institutions across the country. Before coming to Liverpool, he completed his postgraduate work and taught at Purdue University, Indiana, USA.