James L. Bruning, PhD

James Bruning

Title: Provost Emeritus
Company: Ohio University
Location: Canal Winchester, Ohio, United States

James Bruning, Provost Emeritus at Ohio University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership as an educator and administrator.

As a student, Dr. Bruning earned a Bachelor of Arts from Doane University in 1959. He continued his education at The University of Iowa, earning a Master of Arts in 1961, and a PhD in 1962. He started working as a presenter and lecturer in various institutions, before landing a position as chairman of the department of psychology at Ohio University in 1972. He became the acting dean of arts and sciences in 1976, then associate dean of the university in 1977, then vice provost in 1978. Dr. Bruning continued to rise through the ranks, becoming provost in 1981, and then, after a decade, acting president of the university in 1991. He became the vice president of regional higher education in 1998, then the director of the Enterprise Project, and finally accepted the rank of provost emeritus professor in 2014, which he holds to this day.

In addition to his successes as an educator and administrator, Dr. Bruning lent his expertise to many published works, including numerous articles in the Journal of Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Psychonomic Science. He was most proud of the publication of the “Computational Handbook of Statistics” in 1997, which has been in print for over 50 years. In recognition of his excellence as an educator, Dr. Bruning has been recognized with various awards, including an award for the Direction and Encouragement of Outstanding and Creative Research from the American Psychological Association in 1969 and the Builder’s Award from Doane College in 1984. As a testament to his success, he has been included in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in America.

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