While at the Hotel School Russ was twice nominated by students to receive the Teacher of the Year Award, and once the Advisor of the Year Award.
Russ received his BS in Forest Science and MA in Statistics from The Pennsylvania State University, and his PhD in Natural Resource Management from Cornell University.
Along the way he discovered working with students was his professional passion, and spent the rest of his career doing this as a faculty member at Cornell. He spent his first decade there in minority programs, running and developing courses to help these students excel in quantitative coursework.
He then spent five years in the Biometrics Department, teaching applied statistics to graduate students in biological majors. This was followed by eleven years at The Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where he initiated and ran the program in applied statistics.
While at the Hotel School he was twice nominated by students to receive the Teacher of the Year Award, and once the Advisor of the Year Award. He is currently semi-retired, but still teaches applied statistics in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Cornell University.
Russ has been married for 41 years, and has a son, two daughters, and a grandson. Russ is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys a myriad of outdoor activities, from ice fishing to ginseng growing, and everything in between.
Cornell University, Penn State University