Bruce Wykes is the Ruth and Lovett C. Peters Fellow in Education for 2014. His starting focus is conducting research initiatives on Common Core and active duty military family members, curriculum choices made by parents when barriers are removed under school choice initiatives, and the benefits of traditional/classical literature as a background for English study. Bruce completed a master’s degree in politics and political philosophy in 2014 through the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College, writing a thesis on the legacy impacts of progressive education theories of the early twentieth century. Prior to that, he was an Air Force officer, completing nearly 23 years of active duty, the first seven as an enlisted Airman. His military career spanned diverse areas including education, human resources, equal opportunity, deployment planning and operations, airlift execution, and also time teaching undergraduate history at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Bruce’s prior academic career includes a master’s degree in Middle East history through the University of Texas at Austin, a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Guam, and two associate of applied science degrees, one in educational and instructional technology, through the Community College of the Air Force, and one in Christian studies, through the San Antonio campus of Wayland Baptist University. He also completed multiple levels of both enlisted and officer professional military education. In his free time, Bruce enjoys reading, movies, dark chocolate, good coffee, travel, experiencing the outdoors, and time well spent with family and friends. He and his wife, Meg, have eight children, many of whom were adopted during multiple years of foster parenting and guardianship.
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