Russell Wyland has served in several capacities at NEH, including as team leader of the Fellowships programs and as Acting Director of the Research Division. In 2006, he worked in the Program Management Office at Grants.gov, directing its eAuthentication development and implementation efforts. Since 2010, Russ has served as Deputy Director of the Research Division where he acted as principal author of “Research Fellowships: An Evaluation of 2002-2004 Awards” and, more recently, as architect for the NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication.
Russell received his BA in English and theology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and his PhD in English literature from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His recent publications include contributions to Rhetorica; Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net; The Victorian Periodicals Review; the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing’s SHARPNews; and The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He has been awarded research grants from the American Philosophical Society and the English-Speaking Union, and he is the recipient of the 2000 VanArsdel Prize given by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.