- Name: Russell Buzalko, Ph.D.
- Hometown: Schuylkill Haven, Pa.
- New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, emergency medicine
I'm interested in studying teamwork, communications, leadership, ethics and performance improvement.
How I fell in love with being an educator:
How I fell in love with being an educator stems from my desire to constantly learn and a need to share what I have learned with others.
- Ph.D. in Education, specializing in training and performance improvement, Capella University.
- Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management, University of Maryland
- Instructor, Clarkson College, 2013-2014
- Adjunct instructor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2009-2103
- Flight instructor and evaluator, Navigator Training, USAF, 2001-2007
- Life member of Alpha Sigma Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies.
Three things people may not know about me:
- I worked at the White House for four years, with most of that time spent as a communications operator in the Situation Room.
- I have touched all 50 states and visited 28 foreign countries/territories. Needless to say, I love to travel.
- I can cook a flavorful, multicourse Thanksgiving dinner with perfect timing. But I routinely burn the simplest grilled cheese sandwich.