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Daniel Russell

Teaching Professor of Acoustics and Distance Education Coordinator


  • Acoustics

201D Applied Science Building


Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Acoustics education, structural vibration, vibrational behavior of sports equipment.




  • BM, Piano Performance, Bradley University, 1988
  • BS, Physics, Bradley University, 1988
  • MS, Applied Physics, Northern Illinois University, 1991
  • Ph D, Acoustics, Pennsylvania State University, 1995


Book Reviews

  • Daniel Allen Russell, 2014, Review of "Why You Hear What You Hear: An Experiential Approach to Sound, Music, and Psychoacoustics" by Eric J. Heller, Am. J. Phys, pp. 2

Journal Articles

  • Daniel Allen Russell, 2018, "Acoustics of ping-pong: Vibroacoustic analysis of table tennis rackets and balls", Journal of Sports Sciences, 36, (23)
  • Daniel Allen Russell, J. Junell and D. O. Ludwigsen, 2013, "Vector acoustic intensity around a tuning fork", Am. J. Phys., 81, (2), pp. 99-103
  • Daniel Allen Russell, 2012, "Nondestructive Testing Detects Altered Baseball Bats", NDT Technician, 11, (4), pp. 1-5
  • Daniel Allen Russell, 2012, "Flexural vibration and the perception of sting in hand-held sports implements"
  • Daniel Allen Russell and Daniel O Ludwigsen, 2012, "Acoustic testing and modeling: an advanced undergraduate laboratory.", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, (3), pp. 2515-24

Conference Proceedings

  • Daniel Allen Russell, V. W. Sparrow and S. A. Hambric, 2013, "Engaging distance education students in online graduate level courses in acoustics, noise, and vibration", Proceedings of InterNoise 2013
  • Daniel Allen Russell, 2013, "Creating interactive acoustics animations using Mathematica's Computable Document Format", Proceedings of the ICA 2013, 19

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Daniel Allen Russell, 2017, "Acoustics and Vibration of Baseball and Softball Bats", Acoustics Today, 13, (4), pp. 35-42


  • Daniel Allen Russell, 2012, "Three approaches to understanding sound radiation from a tuning fork", 130, (4), pp. Pt.2, 2361
  • L. J. Hunt and Daniel Allen Russell, 2012, "Vibrational characteristics of wood, aluminum, and composite hockey sticks", J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,, 130, (4), pp. Pt.2, 2429
  • L. J. Hunt and Daniel Allen Russell, 2012, "Vibrational assessment of ice hockey goalie sticks", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., pp. Pt.2, 2327

Research Projects

  • June 2015 - June 2016, "College of Engineering Instructional and Research Equipment Grant," (Sponsor: College of Engineering).

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 ASA Student Council Mentor Award, Acoustical Society of America Student Council, June 2016 - June 2017


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