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Michael Ross

In his capacity as Director of Advancement Information Systems at American University, Michael Ross oversees the records maintenance, data integrity, reporting, systems administration, and technology training functions for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, supporting the Colleague Advancement database and other advancement information systems that connect the university with its alumni, donors, and key partners. As the manager of the office’s portfolio of technology initiatives, Michael collaborates with AU’s Office of Information Technology on the conversion to and implementation of new systems and applications, most notably Ellucian CRM Advance. Prior to joining the AU staff in April 2014, he managed advancement services for the National Building Museum and the State Policy Network. A Thousand Oaks, California native, Michael earned his B.A. in political science at George Washington University and is currently pursuing his M.S. in business analytics at AU’s Kogod School of Business.
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4401 Connecticut Avenue - 506
Contact Info
(202) 885-5912 (Office)
(202) 885-5964 (Fax)

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For the Media
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AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy, e-commerce, cyberlaw, Internet law, commercial law, bankruptcy, corporate law, intellectual property law

Additional Information:

Walter A. Effross, professor of law at AU’s Washington College of Law, is an expert on corporate governance, intellectual property issues raised by religious or spiritual groups; consumer protection online; the process of repelling unwanted links to a Web site; the threat that electronic "profiling" techniques pose to individual privacy; electronic forms of drafts, checks, and promissory notes; legal aspects of constructing commercial Web sites; draft uniform privacy policies and "terms and conditions" packages for Web sites; the regulation of stored-value card and "smart card" payment systems; and the legal aspects of "cyberpunk" science fiction. He teaches courses in business associations, corporate governance, e-commerce law and drafting, sales and secured transactions, negotiable instruments, and corporate bankruptcy. Effross is an editor of the International Journal of Electronic Commerceand and a former editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. He is the author of Corporate Governance: Principles and Practices(2010) and a former chair of the American Bar Association's Subcommittee on Electronic Commerce. Effross has testified before Congress on electronic commerce and on Y2K liability issues and has advised the Anti-Defamation League’s national leadership on issues regarding online hate speech.

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