Quinnipiac University
Alan S. Bruce

Professor of Criminal Justice

Alan Bruce has been at Quinnipiac since 2001 and is the Chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology. He was Director of Criminal Justice from April 2013-May 2020. Throughout his time at Quinnipiac he has taught a number of courses in the Sociology and Criminal Justice programs. In the classroom he enjoyes constantly learning from students as well as educating them. His greatest teaching reward is when his students tell him they have taken learning from the classroom into internship and/or work settings and performed better as a result. He has co-authored the texts "Classics of Criminology" (with Theresa Severance) and "An Reintroduction to Criminal Justice" (with Stephen McGuinn) and numerous scholarly articles. He is a longtime volunteer in the working men's center at the Open Hearth in Hartford and serves on the West Hartford Juvenile Review Board.


  • MA, Bowling Green State University
  • PHD, Bowling Green State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Youth Crime, Crime and Media, Criminological Theory


  • Justice and Law

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 338

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1


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Chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology

Hamden, CT

2020 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Director of Criminal Justice

Hamden, CT

2013 - 2020

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Professor of Sociology

Hamden, CT

2012 - Present

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Associate Professor of Sociology

Hamden, CT

2005 - 2012

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Hamden, CT

2001 - 2005

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Poughkeepsie, NY

2000 - 2001

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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Program

Penn Yan, NY

1997 - 2000