Sandra Russ, Distinguished University Professor Emerita and the Louis D. Beaumont University Professor Emerita of Psychological Sciences, has been named Case Western Reserve University’s newest conciliation counselor. Her role was effective Jan. 1.

Russ, a renowned clinical child psychologist, served as a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences for more than 40 years before her retirement from teaching in 2022. Russ’ career and the passion for her work have become the basis for an $1.5 million estate commitment to Case Western Reserve University to continue research in the field.

In addition to her service to the university as a professor, Russ provided leadership in a number of roles including periods as assistant provost, associate provost, two terms as chair of the faculty senate, and two separate appointments as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Russ succeeds Jonathan Entin, who retired from the conciliation counselor role. Entin had served in the role since December 2018.

The Faculty Conciliation and Mediation Program provides a confidential process to help disputing parties resolve their work-related conflicts or problems.

Get more information about the program.