Russ Rhinehart, professor and BP Chair emeritus in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University, has experience in both industry (13 years) and academe (31 years). He was Head of the School for 13 years. His technical career interests have been modeling, optimization, and control of processes and products. He also has a strong interest in practice relevance in education. He is a senior AIChE member, fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA), and served as Editor-in-Chief of ISA Transactions during its recent development years. He was inducted into the Process Automation Hall of Fame, provides monthly Develop Your Potential articles for CONTROL magazine, and received a Fray International Sustainability Award. He is Past President of the American Automatic Control Council. Now “retired” he is working to disseminate techniques with his web site, www.r3eda.com, books, handbook chapters, and articles. He enjoys family, woodworking, and gardening.