Visiting Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
B.A., The University of the South; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia 

Alexander M. Bruce, class of 1989, returned to Sewanee in 2008 as Associate Dean of Students; he joined the staff of the Office of the Dean of the College in 2015 as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Having earned both an MA and Ph.D. in English (focusing on Old and Middle English languages and literatures) from The University of Georgia, he teaches English 101, Old English language and literature, History of the English Language, and occasional topics courses on folklore and folktales, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Arthurian Legend. Bruce has taught as an English professor at Florida Southern College (Lakeland, Fla.), where he also served as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and at The University of Montevallo (Montevallo, Ala.), where he served as Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages. A dedicated and eclectic scholar, he has published two books (Scyld and Scef: Expanding the Analogues [Routledge, 2002]) and The Folklore of Florida Southern College [Aventine, 2003]) and more than twenty essays (and has presented more than sixty conference papers) on a wide range of topics including medieval studies, student development, linguistics, folklore, pedagogy, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and Tennessee history.