Russell is a graduate of RIC with a B.A. in English, minor in Chem, M.A. in Media Studies, and currently pursuing his PhD in Education at Lesley University. With his diverse academic background coupled with over 20 years of working in the field of educational technology and close to a decade of experience with teaching and instruction, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to everyone he meets and to every project he works on. His research interests include: Emerging technologies, Post-humanism, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Technologies, and Tele-presence robots. In his spare time, Russell likes to travel, photograph space, read, volunteer, explore new territories in learning, and continue to push his own limits.