Russ Devereaux

Associate Director and Program Advisor


Operations Management and Information Systems


  • M.A., National-Louis University, psychology
  • B.A., National-Louis University, applied behavior sciences
  • A.A., Elgin Community College


  • Author of multiple poetry collections including his most recent, “Firefly Conspiracies.” Written and directed four world premiere plays.
  • National Poetry Slam Poet
  • 2019 Rockford Certified Poetry Slam Champion

Research Interests

Devereaux is the creator and co-host of The Gateway, a podcast exploring innovation, technology and humanity.    


Devereaux oversees the enrollment of retention of numerous academic programs. His career in higher education began at age 18 when he became an orientation leader during his first year at Elgin Community College. Devereaux approaches life with a spectacular mixture of imagination, humor and creativity.

Contact Us

NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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