Professor Bruce is an Emeritus Professor in Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), now living in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
He received a BA in Biology from Rice University (1968) and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1971). My first full faculty position was in Computer Science at Rutgers University, for three years. He was then a Principal Scientist at Bolt Beranek and Newman in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 16 years.
In 2000 he moved to the University of Illinois, where he taught in Curriculum & Instruction, with appointments in Bioengineering, the Center for Writing Studies, and the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies. After ten years he changed his primary appointment to Information Sciences. During 2007-08, he held a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the National College of Ireland in Dublin. In 2017, he taught Essential Questions for Educators Everywhere (National College of Ireland, Dublin & Mercy College, New York) and Academic Writing for Multiple Audiences (Boston College).
Other teaching has included the University of Queensland, Australia; Tampere University, Finland; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Philipps Universität, Marburg, Germany; Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey, and King’s College, Nepal.