Phone: 505.277.1948
Fax: 505.277.1988

Physical Address

Room 3040
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Associated General Contractors (AGC) Endowed Chair

Department of Civil Engineering


Department of Civil Engineering

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Design, Construction, and Planning, University of Florida, 2011

MS, Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, 1995

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 1989


Following a 20 year career with the US Navy in which half of the time was spent with the Civil Engineer Corps, Dr. Russell took a job as the Contract Manager for URS International, Inc. based in Frankfurt, Germany.  After 4 years of oversight on design and construction projects in Europe, he was accepted into a PhD program at the University of Florida.  Upon graduation in 2011, Dr. Russell took a job as a Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico. In 2013, he was selected for the AGC Endowed Chair. 

Teaching Interests

  • Building Construction
  • Sustainable Construction Practices
  • Project Management

Research Interests

  • Life Cycle Assessments
  • Building Rating Systems
  • Construction materials stewardship

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