About Jared Russell, Ph.D.


Dr. Jared Russell Auburn UniversityJared A. Russell, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Kinesiology specializing in physical education teacher education (PETE).  He joined Auburn University’s faculty in 2002. Additionally, he serves as the College of Education’s Director of Student Development and Chief Diversity Officer.

Dr. Russell earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education from Morehouse College (1997) and his graduate degrees from the University of Georgia (M.A. 1999 & Ph.D. 2002) in Physical Education and Sport Studies. His scholarship and outreach activities are focused on diversity in higher education, graduate student socialization, and developing programs that facilitate outreach efforts aimed at improving the overall wellness of traditionally under-served populations. He collaborates extensively with K-20 and local community agencies to promote social justice and equity through the implementation of outreach and leadership development activities.

Dr. Russell’s scholarly work has been presented at numerous conferences and published in a number of peer-reviewed publications. He has previously been honored by SHAPE America as the 2012 Social Justice and Diversity Young Professional and 2015 E.B. Henderson awardee.