Clinical Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management
Associate Director of the Zell Center for Risk Management
Russell Walker, Ph.D. 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. Some of his major projects there include developing an integrated statistical platform for enterprise-wide analytics, evaluation of credit and marketing data for entry into the Mexican market, enhanced credit analytics in the UK market, architecting a new distributed computing solution for analysis of transactional data, use of text mining in customer data, founding and leading the enterprise-wide analytic research lab, re-engineering operations in call-centers and remittance facilities using Operations Research methods, evaluating new payment technologies, and leading and developing enterprise-wide training in applied statistics and forecasting.
MBA, 2006, Northwestern University
PhD, 1999, Engineering Systems, Cornell University
MS, 1997, Engineering Systems, Cornell University
BS, 1995, Civil Engineering Systems, University of South Florida
- Associate Director of the Zell Center for Risk Research at Kellogg School of Management
- President at Walker Bernardo Consulting
- Director, Board of Directors at Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Writer at Virginia Wine Gazette
- Senior Strategist at Capital One Financial, Inc.
Walker, Russell. “Fortune Favours the Well-Prepared.” Financial Times. Managing in a Downturn: Risk. January 29, 2009.
Merrick, Jason, Jill Hardin and Russell Walker. “Partnerships in Training.” Interfaces 36(4), pp. 359–370, INFORMS Publications, July – August, 2006.
Walker, Jr. F. Russell and Ellen Douglas. “Identifying Hydrologic Variability and Change for Strategic Water System Planning and Design.” Chapter 12 of Monograph by the American Geophysical Union, Information Requirements for Water System Design. AGU Publications, March, 2003.
Walker, Jr., F. Russell and J. R. Stedinger. “Long-term Variability in the Arrival Rate of Flood Events as Evidenced by Flood Clustering.” EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 2000 Spring Meeting, 81(19), S200, May 9, 2000.
Walker, Jr., F. Russell and J. R. Stedinger. “A Fate and Transport Model for Cryptosporidium” Journal of Environmental Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 125, no. 4, p 325-333, April, 1999.