Associate Dean for Instructional Technology, Instructional Design Studio
McNichols Campus Library
A long time member of the Instructional Design Studio Team, Russ provides web and database design support to faculty in the development of courses. He was lead designer for the entirely web-delivered Online BSN Completion program. He designed, built, and continues to support the Libraries/Instructional Design Studio's Re:Search portal. He has developed and run numerous IDS workshops, and continues to help UDM faculty develop a wide variety of online course content both on and off Blackboard. Russ also serves as webmaster for the Women's National Book Association Detroit Chapter site, and previously served as webmaster for the WNBA National site.
Russ received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Lit from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1997. He received a Master of Library and Information Science and a graduate certificate in Information Management for Librarians from Wayne State University in 2010. Mr. Davidson was honored in 2008 as one of the Libraries/IDS Employees of the Year for his "Creativity, Leadership and Innnovative Design" work. He joined the Libraries/Instructional Design Studio in 1998.