Russ Holloman received his PhD in psychology and management from the University of Washington in 1965, while serving in the United States 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. Other teaching was with the University of Maryland (Germany), University of Southern California (Okinawa), and Virginia Tech. 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 is the author of And Now, a Word from Our Creator (Westbow Press, 2011). He also maintained a private practice in psychotherapy for twenty-four years.
A native of Mississippi, he married Lenora Strebeck in 1949, and they had two children, Suzanne and Mark. Dr. Holloman is a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church and has taught the same Sunday school class since 1973. He has served his church in numerous administrative capacities at the local, district, and conference levels.