In August 2013, Dr. Marino Bruce, professor of criminal justice and sociology, was named executive director of faculty development, research and creative expression.
He is tasked with three functions: (1) establishing professional development workshops for faculty on researching and developing competitive grant proposals, assessing teaching and learning practices, and writing for publication; (2) launching the Graduate Student-Faculty Colloquia; and (3) assembling a group of CLA faculty to serve as Idea Generation and Development Consultants to review manuscripts and grant proposals generated from CLA faculty and staff.
Bruce has published extensively as lead author or co-author of more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals; he also has been lead author or co-author of two dozen journal articles, book reviews, published abstracts, and white papers. He is co-editor of the Research in Race and Ethnic Relations series published by Emerald Press, an international publisher. The edited series has ranged from topics such as: Black Intellectuals (vol. 13); Marginality, Power and Social Structure (vol. 14); The Racial Politics of Booker T. Washington (vol. 15); Biculturalism, Self-Identity and Societal Transformation (vol. 16); Race in the Age of Obama (vol. 14); and Hispanic Migration and Urban Development (vol. 17).
Bruce’s emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches in research to address issues of violence, anger, and black male incarceration as a public health issue is an important bridge between future grants and research opportunities with faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and across the University.