U.S. Coast Guard Academy
A 1982 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, CAPT Russell spent his first two years serving aboard the Coast Guard buoy tenders Conifer and Gentian. He then worked for three years on Governor’s Island (NY) in Third District Civil Engineering. While in New York, he attended Columbia University and earned a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
In 1987, CAPT Russell reported to USCGA to teach in the Civil Engineering section. Selected for Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff in 1990, he has remained at CGA for 20 years. His research interests include the static and dynamic behavior of structures and especially of guyed and free standing lattice towers. Since December 2004 he has served as Associate Dean of Academics.
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1995
- M.S., Business Administration, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1991
- M.S., Civil Engineering, Columbia University, 1987
- B.S., Civil Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1982
- Statics and Engineering Design
- Strength of Materials
- Material Science for Civil Engineers
- Structural Analysis I
- Structural Analysis II
- Steel Design
- Reinforced Concrete Design
- Civil Engineering Design
- Calculus I
- Differential Equations
- With Seals, K. "Work in Progress – A New Program to Increase high School Students’ Interest in Engineering." Frontiers in Education Conference. Oct 19-22., 2005.
- “Statics and Engineering Design -- a New Freshman Engineering Course at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy” Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston, MA. Nov., 2002.
- U.S. Patent #5,750,894 “Measurement of Tension Using Natural Frequency of Vibration”
- DOT Special Award of Appreciation for Technological Achievement, 1998
- Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
- Member, American Society of Engineering Education
- Professional Engineer, State of CT since 1989