Bruce L. Edwards, American literary scholar, Died at 63

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Bruce L. Edwards was born on September 5, 1952, and died on October 28, 2015.

He was an American Professor Emeritus of English and Africana Studies and in the past served as Associate Vice President for Online Programs and E-learning Services at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States, where he was a faculty member and administrator between 1981 to 2012.

Bruce was born in Akron, Ohio, attending the Akron City Public Schools.

He received an A.A. in Biblical Studies at Florida College, and then graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri–Rolla in 1977, and received his master’s degree in English from Kansas State University in 1979.

Bruce earned his Ph.D. in Literature and Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, writing his dissertation on the literary criticism of C. S. Lewis.

In the past, Bruce served as a Fulbright Fellow in Nairobi, Kenya (1999-2000), teaching at Daystar University, and as a Bradley Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC (1989–90), and as the S. W. Brooks Memorial Professor of Literature at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (1988).

Bruce attended Florida College in the early 1970’s and preached for several churches in Kentucky, Kansas, and elsewhere in the 1970s to 1980s.

He later earned a PhD in English and became a well-recognized CS Lewis scholar, spending his academic teaching career at Bowling Green State University in Ohio before retiring to Alaska.

Bruce and his wife, Joan, lived in Willow, Alaska, following his 2012 retirement.

They had four children. Bruce passed away at age 63 on October 28, 2015 from a ruptured aortic aneurysm while on a trip to Texas.