Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D.

Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D.

Ross E. O'Hara, Ph.D., is a Behavioral Researcher at Persistence Plus, where he applies his expertise in behavioral science to develop scalable interventions that improve college student retention. He also travels the country talking about how nudging can reshape the college student experience. Prior to Persistence Plus, Dr. O'Hara earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from Dartmouth College, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Missouri and the University of Connecticut. His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Psychological Science and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and he has co-authored a chapter on behavioral nudging in the book Decision Making for Student Success.

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Nudging Ahead

Leveraging psychology for college student success
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