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Carrie Archie Russell

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education, College of Arts & Sciences
Principal Senior Lecturer
Director of Pre-Law Advising

Carrie Russell earned her Bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her PhD from Vanderbilt University.  She has served Vanderbilt in the roles of Program Director for the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Pre-major Academic Adviser for the College of Arts and Science and is currently the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Science. Carrie serves as a Vanderbilt Visions leader, faculty adviser for the Undergraduate Moot Court team and Intercollegiate Legislature and the Vanderbilt pre-law society and teaches Public Law and Public Policy courses as a Principal Senior Lecturer.  Carrie’s research interests include Public Law, Judicial Politics and Race and Public Policy.  Before earning her PhD from Vanderbilt, Carrie worked as a Judicial Clerk for Davidson County Tennessee’s Twentieth Judicial District.

Representative publications

  • Book Review: The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America by David S. Meyer, in Journal of Political Sociology, Spring 2009
  • Essays and Case note: “The American Aurora” and “The Adult Film Association of America” and “American Communications Association et al. vs. Charles T. Douds, individually and as Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board, 330 U.S. 90, 70 S.Ct. 1017 (1950)” in The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, CQ Press (2008)
  • View Curriculum Vitae