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Philip Russo named 2011 Outstanding Professor

04/07/2011

Philip Russo
Philip Russo, professor of political science, has been named Miami University's Outstanding Professor for 2011 by Associated Student Government (ASG) and Campus Activities Council. He was among 44 faculty members nominated by graduating seniors. Five finalists were named.

Finalists for the award were: Karen Montgomery, clinical faculty in teacher education; Richard Moore, assistant professor of botany; David Rosenthal, professor of marketing; Siok Lian Tan, associate professor of music; and Russo.

In addition, the first Miami University Character and Commitment Award was presented to John Skillings, interim provost, for his outstanding work and continued passion for Miami University.

Russo, currently the director of the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, joined Miami in 1985. He is chair of the Public Administration and Policy Analysis Committee and serves as the chief adviser for all public administration majors. He teaches courses in public administration, public personnel management, public policy analysis, research methods and local government politics and administration.

Russo is “consistent in balancing excellence in the classroom with extracurricular contributions to Miami University,” wrote his nominators. “His commitment to undergraduate research, success in gaining outside sources of funding, and passion for teaching have been a significant contribution to the school. Dr. Russo has clearly increased the value of the Miami degree for his students and left them all with a lasting impression.”

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