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USC Aiken Directory


David A. Bruzina, PhD


PhD, English, Ohio State University, 2005


David Bruzina joined the UofSC Aiken English department in 2009. He completed his PHD in American Literature and Creative Writing at Ohio University in 2005, an MA in Philosophy from Virginia Tech in 2002, an MFA in Poetry from UNC Greensboro in 1998, and a BA in Philosophy, English and Sociology from Macalester College in 1995. Bruzina is a certified ESOL instructor and mostly teaches courses in composition and ESOL.

Born in Lexington, KY, Bruzina loves fishing, hunting, cooking, conversation, making stuff, and hanging out with dogs. He recently purchased his first house, installed a chicken coop, and is thinking about the application of Susan Wolfe’s writings on value-incommensurability to problems in aesthetics.

Bruzina continues to publish poems in a variety of literary reviews and has recently coedited a book from USC Press on hunting and academia with colleague Dr. Douglas Higbee. His current research interests include writing pedagogy, poetry, and analytic value theory.