Russ Nominated for Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award

John Russ congratulates Harrison Walker who won the Award for Outstanding Senior in Community Engagement.

John Russ graduated from NC State in 1999 with a PhD in Economics. Since then he has been an award-winning teacher and advisor and now the undergraduate coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He has overseen the launch of the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program as well as several initiatives that help our Agricultural Business Management students appeal to employers upon graduation.

This recent nomination for Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor follows his previous nominations, below.

  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers
  • CALS Outstanding Adviser Award
  • CALS Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Agricultural Institute Outstanding Faculty Member Award
  • National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Award of Merit

ARE’s Associate Head, Nick Piggott, sat on John’s graduate committee and has tracked John’s path from student to leader. He says:

“John Russ epitomizes the kind of professionals that our Economics Ph.D. program at NCSU strives to develop; graduates who are dedicated, passionate, and talented.  John is a devoted teacher and advisor of undergraduate students in the department of agricultural and resource economics at NCSU. His passion is helping students learn and be productive citizens with an emphasis on North Carolina agriculture and its future vitality.  John’s talents have been recognized as an award-winning teacher and advisor through numerous honors. John also provides dedicated and innovative leadership in his role as an undergraduate coordinator, enabling the program to thrive.”

From the entire CALS community, John, we thank you and congratulate you.