Dr. Jack Russell was a professor of Computer Information Systems at NSU’s College of Business and Technology from 1999 to 2015.  He served as coordinator of CIS for several of those years and helped to bring a nationally recognized CIS program to NSU.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in Computer Science Teaching and an M.S. in Computer Science from Florida Tech.

During his career he was named Information Systems Educator of the Year by the AITP Education Foundation, awarded the Ben Bauman Outstanding Award for Excellence by the International Association of Computer Information Systems and authored two textbooks in Business Programming Logic & Design.  Russell was as a Regents Professor with the Texas A&M University System before coming to NSU.  He helped train and educate over 600 graduates in CIS at NSU and helped prepare and coach six student National Champion teams in Systems Analysis and Design.  He also published 26 articles regarding the teaching and delivery of CIS courses and curriculum.