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Bruce L. Edwards is Professor Emeritus of English and Africana Studies, and formerly Associate Vice President for Academic Technology at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he served 33 1/2 years as a faculty member and administrator before retirement in 2011. He has served as a C. S. Lewis Foundation Fellow at the Kilns in Oxford, England; a Fulbright Fellow in Nairobi, Kenya (1999-2000); 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 and his wife, Joan, live in the mighty metropolis of Bowling Green, Ohio, and have four grown children, ranging in age from 31 to 40.
Bruce was born in Akron, OH, attending the Akron City Public Schools. He graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1977, and received his Masters Degree in English from Kansas State University in 1979. He 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.
His C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy (4 volumes) was published by Praeger Press in 2007. Bruce's other books on Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia include: Not a Tame Lion (2005) and Further Up and Further In: Understanding C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), A Rhetoric of Reading: C. S. Lewis's Defense of Western Literacy (1988) and The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C. S. Lewis as Reader, Critic, and Imaginative Writer (1988).
He is also a contributor to many collections of essays about Lewis and the Inklings, and has since 1995 maintained this popular web site on the life and works of C. S. Lewis (http://www.pseudobook.com/cslewis) and a popular Twitter site (www.twitter.com/cslewisnews). He has also published several successful textbooks for college audiences, including, Roughdrafts (Houghton-Mifflin, 1987), Processing Words (Prentice-Hall, 1988), and Searching for Great Ideas (1st and 2nd editions; Harcourt, 1989; 1992).
He was the recipient of a 2005 Fulbright-Hays Grant that allowed him to take a contingent of public and private educators to Tanzania for six weeks in the summer of 2005 to establish internet-based educational opportunities for both Midwestern U.S. and Tanzanian students.
He is an ordained minister. He tries to practice what he preaches, but he only makes it as far as he does with the help of his friends; One in Particular.