Dr. Scot D. Bruce

Professor of History and Humanities

(503) 316-3389



  • B.A. Taylor University
  • M.A. University of Colorado
  • Ph.D. University of Nebraska


Dr. Bruce teaches an array of courses in American and world history, though as a scholar he specializes in the study of diplomacy and war. A classicist at heart, he also teaches a number of film and philosophy courses in the humanities curriculum, and particularly enjoys integrating worldview concepts into every subject.


Scot and his wife, Jennifer, met as undergraduates and were married in 1995. They came to Salem, Oregon, in August 2006, and their son, Connor, was born within months of their arrival. When he is not teaching or writing about history, Scot can typically be found reading. He is particularly fond of philosophical/theological works by the likes of G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

In addition to reading, Scot closely follows sports, especially the exploits of his favorite Chicago teams: the Bears, the Bulls, the Cubs, and the Blackhawks. He also enjoys watching all sorts of great films, past and present, with a particular weakness for Alfred Hitchcock thrillers.

Why Corban

“I chose Corban because of the institution’s dedication to holistic Christian worldview education. Integrating worldview ideas and themes with the study of the human experience remains one of my ongoing joys as I teach and interact with Corban students.”