Scott Marshall Russell, Ph.D., endured a long battle with cancer before succumbing on May 31, 2015. A native of Alexandria, VA, he received his Ph.D. in poultry science from the University of Georgia. Scott was a full professor of poultry processing and products microbiology at the University of Georgia (UGA) for 21 years. He is survived by his wife Kristine; sons Jordan Scott and Joshua David; parents; and many family members. Gifts in memory of Scott may be made to the Scott Russell Scholarship Endowment Fund. Checks should be made payable to the UGA Foundation, and mailed to the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Office of External Relations in Athens, GA.
Scott’s research activities were primarily directed toward intervention strategies for reducing pathogenic and spoilage bacteria from poultry production and processing operations and developing rapid microbiological methods for identifying and enumerating spoilage, indicator and pathogenic bacteria from fresh and cooked poultry products. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Safety Magazine.