Jocelyn Boulware Bruce

Assistant Director for Social Justice Education

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Jocelyn is a 2017 Furman graduate whose studies took her to theological education at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Her work became more clearly defined and lives at the intersection of identity theory, education ethics with emphasis in pedagogical theory, dialogue theory, and faith praxis. Jocelyn has worked in K-12 education, non-profit, and higher education. Jocelyn's primary research interests are pedagogical theory, dialogue theory, and best practices of justice education in higher education.


  • M.T.S., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Furman University

Honors and Awards

  • Frederick Buechner Prize (2019).
  • Highest honors on her Master of Theological Studies Thesis titled: 'Communicative Pedagogy: an Epistemic Application of the Homiletic Theory of Communicative Ethics', Vanderbilt University.
  • Florence Conwell Prize for Excellence in Preaching (2019), Vanderbilt University.
  • Joseph Vaughn Award (2017), Furman University.