Rick Alan Ross is the founder and Executive Director of The Cult Education Institute. He is an internationally known expert regarding destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. Since 1982 he has been studying, researching and responding to the problems often posed by such groups or movements.
Ross has been qualified and accepted and testified as an expert witness in court proceedings across the United States. He has also frequently assisted local and national law enforcement and government agencies. He has personally assisted thousands of families in an effort to help the victims of destructive cults, groups and movements.
Rick Ross is one of the most readily recognized experts offering analysis about destructive cults, controversial groups and movements in the world today. He has been a paid consultant for the television networks CBS, CBC and Nippon of Japan. And also was retained as a technical consultant by Miramax/Disney.
Ross’ commentary has been quoted within publications such as Time, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and the Washington Post. His appearances on national television have included a wide range of venues from news programs such as the “Today” show, “CNN World News,” “Dateline”, and “48 Hours” to popular interview shows such as “Oprah,” “Dr. Phil” and “Inside Edition.”
Ross has lectured at such prestigious institutions as Dickinson College, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Baylor University, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Ross’ analysis has been sought on virtually every major cult story for decades.