Russ Holloman received his PhD in psychology and management from the University of Washington in 1965, while serving in the US Air Force. He retired from the Air Force in 1970 after teaching psychology at the Air Force Academy. He subsequently served as Maxwell Professor of Organization and Management at Augusta State University. He also taught with the University of Maryland (Germany) and the University of Southern California (Okinawa). He has authored over sixty professional journal articles in his field of research and served as a behavioral consultant to government, business, and religious organizations. He also maintained a private practice of psychotherapy for twenty-four years.
A native of Mississippi, he married Lenora Strecbeck in 1949; they had two children, Suzanne and Mark. Dr. Holloman is a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church and has taught the same adult Sunday Class since 1973. He has served his church in numerous administrative capacities at the local, district, and conference levels.