Dean of Boyce College and Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History
B.S., Auburn University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M, PhD., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dustin Bruce returns to Boyce College as the school’s dean with distinct experience combining teaching and administrative leadership. Starting in 2018, Bruce was associate vice president for spiritual formation and assistant professor of Christian studies at the University of Mobile.
Bruce earned both Th.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary and an M.Div. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 2014-2018, Bruce served as an adjunct instructor at Boyce College and held several administrative roles at Southern Seminary, from Global Campus to the provost’s office. Bruce is currently co-editing a volume on the Holy Spirit in a critical edition of John Owen’s writings. He is also a fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, and he regularly submits papers to the Evangelical Theological Society.
Bruce was born and raised in Monroeville, Alabama. He is married to Whitney and they have two daughters. A committed Southern Baptist, Bruce has served on staff at churches in Texas and Kentucky.
“Baptists, Classic Spirituality, and the Christian Tradition,” in Baptists and the Christian Tradition: Toward an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity, edited by Matthew Y. Emerson, Christopher W. Morgan,and R. Lucas Stamps. Nashville: B&H Academic, forthcoming, 2020.
With Timothy Paul Jones and Michael Wilder, “John Calvin: Teacher in the School of Christ,” in A Legacy of Religious Educators: Historical and Theological Introductions, edited by Elmer L. Towns and Benjamin K. Forrest. Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Press, 2016.
With Michael Haykin, “Jonathan Edwards” in A Legacy of Religious Educators: Historical and Theological Introductions, edited by Elmer L. Towns and Benjamin K. Forrest. Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Press, 2016.
Academic and Ministry Experience
- 2018-2019: Associate Vice President for Spiritual Formation at The University of Mobile
- 2018-2019: Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at The University of Mobile
- 2014-2018: Adjunct Instructor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- 2015-2018: Executive Assistant to the Provost at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- 2015: Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Services at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- 2013-2015: Associate Pastor of Teaching and Education at Vine Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky