Project Description

Jeff Russel, PhD. and Josh P. Armstrong, PhD.

Russel- Dean of Continuing Studies, UW Madison

Armstrong- Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership & Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program

Jeffrey Russell has been the Dean of Continuing Studies since 2011. Jeff brings 25 years’ experience as an educator and department chair to the division. In his role as Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning, he is striving to make UW-Madison a global leader in the service of lifelong learners. He and his work embody the importance of embracing emerging technology and higher standards, integrity, organization, leadership, hard work, and the appreciation of differences and diversity.

Dr. Josh Armstrong is a faculty member and the Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program for undergraduate students at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He holds a Ph.D. in education and leadership from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of Vermont, and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Whitworth College. Dr. Armstrong’s research interests include development of intercultural competency, servant leadership, experiential education and adaptative leadership. In addition to teaching, Dr. Armstrong provides leadership training for student leaders at Gonzaga, and provides vision and student learning opportunities for a campus community of 5,300 students at Gonzaga. Josh has served on the Board of Directors for Habitat For Humanity-Spokane and Camp Spalding. Josh is married and has four children. He is also an avid backpacker, and has led an Outward Bound wilderness expedition through the Costa Rican rainforests. For the past ten summers, Josh has lead a summer program in Zambia, Africa with undergraduate students at Gonzaga and it always changes his life.