Strategic Plan 2022-2027
Wayne D. Angell Distinguished Chair of Economics
Professor of Economics
PhD - Economics - Iowa State University
BA - Economics - St. Cloud State University
AA - Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Dr. Russ McCullough was raised in Minnesota and completed his BA degree in Economics at St. Cloud University. He moved to Ames, Iowa to attend graduate school at Iowa State University and finished his doctorate in Economics in 2003. Russ is both an academic and a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovating. His business ventures included real estate development-sales-property management, a construction company, a restaurant, a boutique hotel and an equestrian center. He is a veteran in the classroom with outstanding student reviews, uses his business experience to make economics real and understandable, and is excited to devote his energy, passion and leadership to Ottawa University.