Title: Professor of Biology
Office Location: Vermeer Science Center 126
B.A. from University of Nebraska at Omaha
M.A. from University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ph.D. from University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Areas of expertise: prairie ecology and restoration, conservation biology and natural history, mammalogy
Russ Benedict has taught at Central College since 2002 and has spent most of his life exploring the prairies and woods of the Midwest. Although his graduate education emphasized mammals, he loves to study birds, insects, plants and all other aspects of nature. His favorite word is billions. Billions of tiny steps have created the enormous problems that face our world, and billions of tiny solutions will help to solve them.