Russell named Distinguished Professor
Dr. B. Don Russell has been promoted to Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University effective September 1st, 2009.
Russell, the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Endowed Chair Professor in the college, is a nationally recognized electric power engineer. His specialty is in the automation, control, and protection of power systems.
Other recent honors include being named a fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and being elected Vice-Chair of the Electric Power and Energy section of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is past president of the IEEE Power and Energy society.
Russell is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of England. He also is a fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Russell previously held the J.W. Runyon Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a Regents professor. He is a recipient of the University Faculty Distinguished Achievement award in research and formally served as Executive Associate Dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and Associate Vice Chancellor of the Texas A&M System.