Phin Lab Advisor
Education and Certifications
- B.S. Horticulture from University of Illinois
- M.S. Biology from the University of Nebraska
There are some who teach and others who inspire learning. Russ has been inspiring students for the past twenty years, cultivating a passion for science during a time when many believe math and science literacy are on the decline in America. He earned a B.S. degree in horticulture from the University of Illinois, as well as an M.S. in biology from the University of Nebraska, where he specialized in animal behavior. Russ has fifteen years’ experience teaching middle and high school, six years of teaching at the community college level, as well as experience as a wildlife biologist. Incorporating his passion for the outdoors, Russ creates a learning environment that is immersed in critical thinking and hands-on experience. He is married to Tammy Hendricks and has six children.
- Article about the Rana Catesbeiana (American Bullfrong)
Article about the Siren Lacertina (Greater Siren)
Photography Credit: Photograhic Gems, LLC