Russell Walker is the Associate Director of the Zell Center for Risk Research at Kellogg. His expertise is in the application of analytics in business, with specific emphasis to marketing and risk management decisions. He serves as the academic director for executive education in risk management offered by Kellogg through its partnership with PRMIA. His research interests include how organizations deploy analytics, the use of information in enterprise risk management, managing strategic risk, and emergence of “data creators” in the post information age.
Russell worked for seven years as a corporate strategist at Capital One Financial, where he was responsible for enterprise-wise analytics. His work at Capital One included research on new data mining techniques, leading explorative analysis on new business ventures, market entries, and new technology acquisition.
At Kellogg, he brings his real-world experience to a host of new courses that he has developed, including Strategic Data-Driven Marketing, the Analytics Consulting Lab, and Operational Risk. He teaches in executive education at Kellogg, leading the Executive MBA Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) class. Russell also teaches in the executive education course on Managing Customer Relations for Profit and in the Kellogg-Sasin program in Thailand.
He has also advised or worked with numerous organizations in financial services, insurance, consumer packaged goods, retail, and software and data firms. He has also assisted start-ups and hedge funds pursuing the use of analytics.
Russell is a regularly invited speaker internationally, including at the IESE business school in Barcelona, Spain. Russell holds an executive MBA from Kellogg and an MS and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Russell is also a former director of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where he led a program to assist Hispanic entrepreneurs and where he advised US Senators on US Latino issues.
Christine Dunn received her Ph.D. in Medieval Europe History from Indiana University in 2012. Her dissertation, “Mary, Martha, Lazarus, and Francis: The Heresy of the Spiritus Libertatis in Late Medieval Italy” examines the intersection between mysticism and heresy within the medieval Franciscan Order. Christine has received national research grants from the Medieval Academy of America and the American Catholic Historical Association and has held a Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. Christine currently works with the Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) Program in the Office of Global Programs at the Kellogg School of Management.