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Michael Bruce, University of Alabama

Michael Bruce came to the University of Alabama in 2011 to oversee sports broadcasting courses. Since 1996, he has taught courses in communication, advertising, broadcasting, and sports media at the University of Oklahoma and his Alma Mater, Oklahoma Baptist University.

Bruce’s professional experience includes various video/television production positions at television stations and in corporate communications. For more than a decade he has worked as a freelance TV director, technical director and camera operator for live television coverage of high school, college and professional sporting events. Bruce’s worked has aired on ESPN properties, SEC Network, Fox Sports properties and numerous regional and local media outlets. His short film Houndstooth: Tradition. Community. Loyalty. won a 2014 BEA Best of Festival award. In addition, he partners with Hope Communications to complete media projects for Central, Eastern, and Western Europe. Recent projects have included work in Italy and a video project involving students in Barcelona. Bruce has also written and published on international terrorism and Middle Eastern media.

Bruce is actively involved in numerous professional and service organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Broadcast Education Association. He was the founding chair of BEA’s Sports Division and served as the 2011 BEA Convention Program Chair.  Bruce is also on the advisory board of the Sports Video Group’s annual College Sports Video Summit.