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 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. For his scholarship, Russell is the recipient of the O'Conor Research Fellowship (2014-2017) as well as the Cintas Faculty Ethics Fellowship (2014-2016) for Williams College of Business at Xavier University.

Before becoming a professor, Russell gained over 12 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 8 years.

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