- Ph.D. in Mathematics (Florida State University, 1965)
Program efficiency; software engineering, computer science pedagogy, and user interfaces.
Retirement Message (July 2003)
Dr. John P. Russo Retires: It is with mixed feelings that I bring this news to you. After more than 30 years of teaching, one of our best and brightest faculty, Dr. John P. Russo, is retiring. Early in his career, he was a founding member of the Department of Mathematics at IU South Bend. Later in the 1980's, Dr. Russo initiated the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, resulting in approximately 250 graduates so far. Most recently, Dr. Russo has been instrumental in founding the new Department of Computer and Information Sciences and developing the Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Indeed Dr. Russo has been the father of the mathematics and computer science disciplines at IU South Bend
Those of you who have had the opportunity to take a course from him know that Dr. Russo is a distinguished teacher; he has been the recipient of a number of campus and university-wide teaching awards. Throughout his career at IU South Bend, Dr. Russo has been a mentor to thousands of computer science and mathematics students. Furthermore, he has been a mentor to numerous faculty members in our department. His lecture notes, laboratory examples and tutorials are widely used by instructors in such courses as A106, C101, C201 and C335.
The John P. Russo Scholarship:
- To honor John Russo’s achievements and his pursuit of excellence, we are proud to announce that a scholarship in his name has been established.
- The purpose of the John P. Russo Fund for Academic Excellence in Computer and Information Sciences fund is to provide current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Computer and Information Sciences at IU South Bend with financial assistance in completing their degrees. The basis for the scholarship is demonstrated potential for academic excellence in Computer and Information Sciences. The Scholarship will be awarded annually through the Computer Science Scholarship Committee.
Please visit this page to learn more about the scholarship