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Russell Reising received his B.A. in Chinese Studies at Miami University and his PhD in American literature from Northwestern University in 1983. Since then he has taught at the University of Oklahoma, Marquette University, Northwestern University, and the University of Toledo. He has also been a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, and a Visiting Fellow in Popular Music Studies at the University of Salford (UK).
Professor Reising has taught, spoken, and published widely on topics in American literature and culture, Japanese literature and culture, popular culture and popular music. He has lived, studied, and taught all over the world, including Taiwan, Japan, Finland, England, and the United States. Russ’s academic work has also resulted in his being commissioned to present workshops and lectures in England, Italy, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Australia, Japan. He was also an original member of the Educational Advisory Board at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Russ is one of 30 Americans invited to present a paper at the first international literary conference to be held in the People’s Republic of China, October 2008..
Russ now lives in Sylvania, Ohio, with his wife, children, and many pets.