Russ joined the accounting doctoral program at Arizona in 2014 after a 31-year career with Deloitte Tax LLP, where he primarily focused on M&A taxation and financial accounting for income taxes. He also frequently assisted clients with legal entity simplification and tax risk management efforts. He earned his BS and MS in Accounting degrees at the University of North Texas, and he is a CPA (Texas). His academic research interests include the impact of taxation on decision making as well as tax avoidance/earnings management. He is happily married to his wife Kelly, and their two children are each employed in the tax departments of large Dallas-area corporations.