Jeffrey Russell

Jeffrey Russell
Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of the Division of Continuing Studies
Sute 7238
Alternate Office
21 No. Park Stree, Madison, WI 53715

About the Vice Provost

Jeffrey S. Russell, Ph.D., PE, F NSPE, Dist. M.ASCE, is the Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of the Division. Previously, he was professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a co-founder of the Construction Engineering and Management program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati, with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University, and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin. Russell grew up in a construction family where his father ran the field operations for a small regional contractor in northeast Ohio. He spent his youth working in construction where he learned the value of hard work, integrity, and organization. He has always respected the important role labor plays in achieving project success. Strongly influenced by his sister, who has Down syndrome, Vice Provost Russell values the importance of family, the joys of life, and the appreciation of differences and diversity.