Russell Lacey is a tenured Associate Professor of Marketing at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Russell teaches undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA courses, primarily focusing in the areas of marketing strategy, business ethics, and services marketing. Russell earned his PhD in Marketing at the University of Alabama in 2003.

Russell has published more than 25 scholarly articles in double blind peer reviewed marketing journals, including the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Marketing Letters, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Marketing Services, and Journal of Interactive Marketing. In addition, he has contributed to three books, including the Handbook on Research in Relationship Marketing.

In May 2017, Russell was awarded the D.J. O’Conor Professorship, the most prestigious recognition for exceptional academic achievement by Xavier’s College of Business. This award is for a three-year term, through Spring, 2020.

Before becoming a professor, Russell gained over twelve years of corporate marketing management experience at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. He also previously taught at the University of New Orleans for eight years.

Russell, his wife Sarah, and their two sons Braxton and Preston, reside in Mason, Ohio. His oldest son Julian resides in Kansas City.