University of Mobile names assistant to president and Christian Studies professor

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Dustin Bruce has been named assistant to the president and assistant professor of Christian Studies at University of Mobile.Courtesy of University of Mobile

Dustin Bruce has been named assistant professor in the School of Christian Studies and assistant to the president at University of Mobile.

Bruce received a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is scheduled to graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy in May 2018.

“His vast experience in higher education, effectiveness of his teaching in the classroom and ability to articulate a biblical worldview will be instrumental in supporting the initiatives of the President’s Office and the calling on this institution as a Great Commission university,” said UM President Timothy L. Smith.

Bruce will be engaged in teaching, writing and establishing avenues to connect the university with churches and pastors, Smith said.

Kyle Beshears, associate dean of the School of Christian Studies, said, “Dustin will bring with him an unmatched desire to see students deepen and mature their faith through spiritual disciplines. We are very fortunate and blessed that a scholar of his caliber is joining us to advance the university’s mission toward the Great Commission.”

Bruce has served in various ministry roles in Texas and Kentucky. Most recently, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as adjunct instructor of church history and executive assistant to the provost.

About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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