Ross Whiting is director of research and evaluation at the Senator Walter Rand Institute (WRI) for Public Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden, a public affairs think-and-do tank in southern New Jersey. In this role, he oversees research projects focused on population health and community development, including South Jersey Strengthening Families Initiative Evaluation, on which he is principal investigator. He is an adjunct professor in the College of Education at Temple University. Mr. Whiting began his career as a teacher at Edward W. Bok Technical High School, then spent six years at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, managing projects that promoted access to college and improved quality of life for people with disabilities in educational settings. Mr. Whiting earned a bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University, a master’s degree from Boston University, and a doctorate from Temple University.