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Russell Mask
By Appointment

Russell Mask

Professor of Community Development

Economics and Community Development

On Faculty Since 2002

Curriculum Vitae

We educate & train students to help address complex poverty in people and communities.


  • Ph.D. Development Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA, Wheaton College

Interests / Specialization

  • Microfinance, agriculture, food systems, applied research methods, evaluations

Selected Professional Work

  • From Dependence to with Brian Fikkert.

Get to know your professor

Q. Favorite movie?
A. Napoleon Dynamite

Q. Favorite food?
A. My wife's pancit canton

Q. What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
A. A student talking with me after class about our topic.

Q. Personal Interests/Hobbies
A. Hiking, reading