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Dr. Ross Hopkins, Instructor, Master of Business Administration Program
PhD, Political Science, University of Southern California
MBA, Marketing/Management, CSU Long Beach
MA, Political Science, University of Southern California
BA, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania


Ross Hopkins served as Public Affairs Manager for Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, where he managed the company’s federal, state and local government relations programs and the company’s charitable contributions and community relations programs. He also managed the company’s external affairs on environmental issues, particularly soil, ground, and air contamination.

After leaving Lockheed, Ross had an extensive period as a public affairs consultant. His clients included Lockheed Martin Corp., California Portland Cement Co., the American Electronics Association, the Air Quality Alliance of the California Manufacturers Association, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, and the Cultural Foundation. Ross is an associate with the firm of Jill Barad & Associates as a public affairs, community relations, and government affairs consultant.

Ross has a distinguished record of community involvement. He has chaired eight non-profit and civic organizations and served on the Boards of eight others.

In addition to teaching Mt. St. Mary’s undergraduate and graduate classes, Ross has taught business and political science classes at Cal. State, Long Beach; Cal. State LA; DeVry University; and the University of Phoenix.

Courses Recently Taught:

  • BUS 145 - Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 176 - Small Business Management
  • BUS 184 - Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 192 - Business Policy and Strategy
  • BUS 193 - Business Tools for Success
  • BUS 218 - Market Assessment and Analysis for New Opportunities
  • BUS 223 - Operations Management to Support Strategic Position
  • BUS 225 - Strategic Resource Allocation and Development
  • BUS 260 - Capstone Project