Texas Tech University

Russell McInturff

Russell McInturff

Associate Professor of Practice

Energy Commerce & Business Economics

Room Number: NW324


Research Expertise

  • Energy industry taxation
  • Energy industry geopolitics
  • Climate science


  • JD, Texas Tech School of Law
  • MS, Human Relations, Webster University
  • BS, Secondary Education, Texas A & M University


Upon graduation from Texas A & M, Professor McInturff served for six years as an Air Force pilot, flying primarily air-refueling aircraft domestically and internationally. After concluding his military service, he graduated from Texas Tech School of Law, passed the bar exam and went to work for Exxon. Following two years with Exxon, he entered private law practice, focusing on oil and gas law, writing title opinions and trial work for the next forty years. That practice included litigation and negotiating, drafting and implementing a broad range of energy transactions, including lease, purchase and sale, farmout, drilling, joint venture, unitization and operating agreements.

Professor McInturff began teaching at Texas Tech University in 2011, teaching business law and a variety of courses in the energy commerce department of the Rawls College of Business.