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Bruce Swaffield, Ph.D.

Bruce Swaffield, Ph.D.




Phone: 757-352-4732

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Dr. Bruce Swaffield is a professor in the Department of Strategic Communication & Journalism at Regent University specializing in rhetoric and composition, news and feature writing, literary criticism and 18th century British studies. He is a regular commentator on global media for a journalism trade magazine and is the founder and director of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, which meets annually in Rome, Italy, to discuss issues involving international education.

Dr. Swaffield has been working in the field of writing and journalism for more than 30 years and has studied with renowned writers such as James Michener, Isaac B. Singer, John D. MacDonald and Evelyn Mayerson. He writes and maintains a daily devotional website, “Devotions for Life: New Ideas for Old Ways,” at At Regent, Dr. Swaffield teaches courses on feature writing for publications, editorials, columns and essays, journalism as literature, writing for strategic communication, nonfiction and novel writing, global media, and writing for the workplace.

Academic Philosophy

Prepare students for the world that they will face after graduation. This involves not only teaching them about the history and importance of a particular subject, but also helping them understand how God plays an integral role in their professional lives.

Selected Publications

Devotions for Life: New Ideas from Old Ways, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012

Global Encounters: Pedagogical Paradigms and Educational Practices (ed. with Iris Guske),  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011

"No Relief for Journalists in Philippines,” Quill, Vol. 98, No. 2, 2010
g the Internet down under,” Quill, Vol. 98, No. 1, 2010
Rising from the Ruins: Roman Antiquities in Neoclassic Literature, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009
“Transforming Our Worldview Into a Universalview,” Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009
“Al Jazeera: Model News Outlet?,” Quill, Vol. 97, No. 8, 2009
Landscapes in the 21st Century: Cross-Cultural Challenges and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives (ed. with Iris Guske), Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008


Ph.D. University of Miami, 1988
M.A. University of Miami, 1986
B.S. Kent State University, 1974

Fields of Expertise

  • News and Feature Writing
  • Literary Criticism
  • Global Media

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