John  Bruce

Professor of Language and Literature

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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD English Literature University of Glasgow in Scotland 2000
MA English University of Texas-Pan American 1994
BA Journalism Humboldt State University 1983


Dr. John Bruce is the Professor of Language and Literature in the Division of Arts and Humanities at Science & Arts.  He has been a member of the Science & Arts faculty since 1998.

Before coming to Chickasha, he was an instructor at South Texas Community College and a lecturer at the University of Texas-Pan American. He has published articles on John Milton, Jonathan Swift and Washington Irving. One article on Swift was published in 2002 in a collection of essays published by Bucknell University Press.  Additionally, he has made conference presentations in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Bruce received the Science & Arts Regents Award for Superior Teaching in 2009, a Faculty of Arts Research Grant from the University of Glasgow, a Selden Leavell Endowed Scholarship from the University of Texas-Pan American and a Journalism Scholarship from Humboldt State University. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Horned Lizard Conservation Society. He is a past president of the Science & Arts Faculty Association and currently serves on various committees, including the Financial Aid Appeals Committee and the Academic Integrity Committee.