lionBiographical Information for Bruce L. Edwards

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Bruce L. Edwards is Professor of English and Associate Dean for Distance Education and International Programs at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where has he been a faculty member and administrator since 1981. He has served as Fulbright Fellow in Nairobi, Kenya (1999-2000), a Bradley Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC (1989-90), and as the S. W. Brooks Memorial Professor of Literature at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (1988). Bruce and his wife, Joan, live in Bowling Green, and have four grown children, ranging in age from 21 to 30.

Bruce was born in Akron, OH, attending the Akron City Public Schools. He graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1977, and received his Masters Degree in English from Kansas State University in 1979. He earned his Ph.D. in Literature and Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, writing his dissertation on the literary criticism of C. S. Lewis.

Bruce's new books on The Chronicles of Narnia: Not a Tame Lion (Tyndale, 2005) and Further Up and Fuether In: Understanding C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, have been well received, and he has published two previous books on Lewis, including A Rhetoric of Reading: C. S. Lewis's Defense of Western Literacy and The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C. S. Lewis as Reader, Critic, and Imaginative Writer. He is also a contributor to many collections of essays about Lewis and the Inklings, and has for many years maintained a popular web site on the life and works of C. S. Lewis (http://personal.bgsu.edu/~edwards/lewis.html). He has also published several successful textbooks for college audiences, including, Roughdrafts (Houghton-Mifflin, 1987), Processing Words (Prentice-Hall, 1988), and Searching for Great Ideas (1st and 2nd editions; Harcourt, 1989; 1992).

He was the recipient of a 2005 Fulbright-Hays Grant that allowed him to take a contingent of public and private educators to Tanzania for six weeks in the summer of 2005 to establish internet-based educational opportunities for both Midwestern U.S. and Tanzanian students.

He is an ordained minister.

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Dr. Bruce L. Edwards is Professor of English and Associate Dean for Distance Education and International Programs at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is the author of several books and many scholarly articles on the life and works of C. S. Lewis. He and his wife, Joan, live in Bowling Green, and have four grown children.
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