Professor of sociology and director of secondary education program at Wells College and mother of Dorinne Barbara Russ. Her teaching interests included the sociology of education, Latin America, and women's studies. She explored the ways ethnicity, class, and gender influcence organizations and institutions. Her education included a B.S., State University of New York at Cortland, M.A., Southern Methodist University, and Ph.D., Cornell University. Born July 21, 1937, Russ died from cancer on March 5, 2001.