- Ed.D - Ohio State University (College of Education & Human Ecology) 2021
- Masters - Ohio University - Patton College of Education
- Bachelors - Ohio University - Scripps College of Communications
Russell's professional career has taken him to the University of California- Davis, Ohio State University, and Denison University. Some work experiences include residence life, orientation & advising, leadership & service, mentoring programs, and DEI initiatives & education. Outside of work, he enjoys tennis & basketball, playing piano, and road trips, is a big Memphis Grizzlies fan and a fair-weather Tennessee Titans fan.