Ross Hickey is the Assistant Provost for Research Integrity at the University of Southern Maine (USM.) Ross is Director of the Maine Regulatory Ethics and Training Center(MeRTEC) at USM. He is an attorney in Maine. His office serves institutions throughout the United States. Ross developed and teaches in the Regulatory Ethics undergraduate program at USM. He helped to develop and teaches in the compliance certificate program at Maine Law and also teaches there as an adjunct. He collaborates with universities in the North Atlantic, such as Iceland and Norway. He sits on the World Affairs Council for Maine.