Dr. Michael A. Russell

Professor of Chemistry
Science Division
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, Oregon, USA 97030
Phone: (503) 491-7348
E-mail: mike dot russell at mhcc dot edu
Internet: http://mhchem.org


B.S. in Chemistry, Southern Oregon State University, 1990
Dr. Roger Nielson, Research Advisor

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dartmouth College, 1996
Dr. Dean E. Wilcox, Thesis Advisor

Director, DarkToLight Web Productions, 1996-present

Academic Web Sites: Facebook: http://facebook.com/mhchem

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mhchem

Personal Information:

Favorite color: Black
Eating Philosophy: Vegetarian / Vegan (a "flexivegan"?)
Favorite Expression: It's All Good!
Favorite Musicians: Rapoon, Death in June, Dead Can Dance, Troum, Azam Ali, Debussy, Wagner, Harold Budd, Bethany Curve, Portishead, Johnny Cash, Les Joyaux De La Princesse, Zoviet France, Muslimgauze, Fear Factory
Favorite Authors: Robert Pirsig, Hermann Hesse, James Redfeld, Douglas Coupland, Michael Cunningham, Saul Bellow, Richard Bach
Favorite Movies: The Matrix, What Dreams May Come, Seven, The Sacrifice, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Prometheus, The Avengers, Solaris (both versions)
Favorite TV Shows: Star Trek, Millennium, Kung Fu, Cops, The New Detectives, Game of Thrones, True Detectives, the Walking Dead
Favorite Foods: Pizza, pasta, nachos, jo-jos, burritos, sushi, curries, anything Indian
Hobbies: Hiking, running, snowshoeing, mountain biking, astronomy, drama, opera, meditation, videography, cinema, and, oh yes, Skyrim :)
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My Family:

My wife Jill and I were married in 1999.

Our son Grayson was born in 2003.

We enjoy sharing our happiness and love of life with our son... everyday is a new day, full of hope and promise.


Two of my favorite original songs: ...and an original music video:
My family in 2005

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Professor of Chemistry at
Mt. Hood Community College
Gresham, Oregon, USA 97030