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 USAO.  He has been a member of the USAO 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 USAO 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 USAO Faculty Association and currently serves on various committees, including the Financial Aid Appeals Committee and the Academic Integrity Committee.