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Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP® is a professor at Texas Tech University.
He directs the on-campus and online graduate program in Charitable Financial Planning and also teaches Charitable Gift
Law at the Texas Tech University School of Law. He graduated, cum laude, from the University of Missouri School of Law
where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review. While in law school he received the United Missouri Bank Award for Most
Outstanding Work in
Gift and Estate Taxation and Planning.
He also holds a Ph.D. in consumer economics from the University of Missouri, where his dissertation was on the topic of
charitable giving. He worked as the Director of Planned Giving for Central Christian College in Moberly, Missouri for six
years and later served as president of the college for more than five years. He had direct and supervisory responsibility
for all fundraising. During his presidency, the college successfully completed two major capital campaigns, built several
new debt-free buildings, and operated in the black every year after having operated in the red for 10 of the 11 previous
years. Dr. James has over 100 publications in academic journals, conference proceedings, professional periodicals, and
books including 20 on neuroimaging and neuroeconomics. He has been quoted in a variety of news sources including The New
York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, the Associated
Press, Bloomberg News and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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