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Shawn Russell, Ed.D.

Instructor, Business Administration Department: Business Technologies/Business Administration McKeithan Center (NA) 319
North Campus
910-362-7517 srussell@cfcc.edu
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Dr. Russell has over 20 years of combined industry experience including; Manufacturing, Management, Drafting & Design, Engineering, Quality, Sales, and Reliability Testing. He has worked for several large and small manufacturing organizations in the US and has held various positions such as Draftsman, Electro-Mechanical Technician, Manufacturing Manager, Quality Engineer, Project Manager, and Sales Representative throughout his career. He has experience in the automobile and power electronics industries. While working full time he put himself through college and has earned several academic degrees which include; AAS-Drafting, BS-Industrial Technology-Concentration in Manufacturing, MBA-Concentration in Entrepreneurship, and a Doctorate of Education EdD- Adult & Community College and Higher Education. Dr. Russell has been in Higher Education since 1997 as an instructor, administrator, and professor at 2 and 4 year higher education institutions. In addition, he is also a part-time consultant of quality and manufacturing and has worked for global manufacturing firms in which he traveled to Mexico, Europe, Canada, and Virgin Islands.


  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), North Carolina State University
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), North Carolina A&T State University, Industrial Technology and Manufacturing Systems
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor MI – 1988 Concentration: Drafting/Design

Awards and Publications

  • Outstanding Teacher Award – 2017
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – 2013 – 2015
  • Academic Excellence Award – 2010
  • Outstanding Teaching Award – 2007
  • Dean’s List – 1997

Dissertation: Technology Integration for Vocational and Technical Faculty in North Carolina Community Colleges 2014

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