Russell Feldhausen | Instructor

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M.S. - 2018, Kansas State University
Computer Science
B.S. - 2008, Kansas State University
Computer Science

Contact information

2184 Engineering Hall

Professional experience

Russell Feldhausen received a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2008, and a master’s degree in computer science in 2018, both from Kansas State University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in computer science with a focus on computer science education, also at K-State.

From 2008-2012, he worked as a computer support specialist for the department of communications and agricultural education at K-State, where he assisted in supporting the computer systems of the department as well as K-State Research and Extension offices across the state.

In 2013 he began teaching in the department of computer science as an instructor and academic adviser. He primarily taught classes in introductory computer science and system administration. He was also the program coordinator for the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program and a faculty advisor for several student organizations.

During the 2017-2018 school year, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant and full-time student at Kansas State University to complete his master's degree and begin work on his doctorate.

Russell rejoined the department an instructor in 2018, and is currently working on developing new online courses for a computer science minor and hybrid degree program to begin fall 2019.


Feldhausen’s research interest is computer science education. Working with colleagues at Kansas State University, their research has produced several papers published in ACM SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), and AERA (American Educational Research Association).

He has also served as a reviewer for ACM SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education).

Feldhausen is active in computer science outreach programs and has worked with groups such as the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 STEM Summer Institute, 4-H Discovery Days, Engineering Open House, Kansas STARBASE, and the KAWSE (K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering) GROW & EXCITE programs.

Academic highlights

He has co-authored papers on computer science education research, detailing his work with others in the department on several computer science outreach programs. He has also served as a paper reviewer for the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education.