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James R. Bruce

Class Year: Faculty 1967-1974
News: James R. Bruce (Professor Emeritus of Sociology) has received the 2016 Bicycling Advocate of the Year Award. Conway (Arkansas) Advocates for Bicycling presented him the award “in recognition of outstanding leadership and support for bicycling in Conway.” Dr. Bruce came to Hendrix in 1974 after teaching sociology for seven years at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He retired from Hendrix in 2004 after 30 years having served as chair of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and as Head of the Social Science Area. Certified as a League Cycling Instructor in 2009 by the League of American Bicyclists, Bruce serves on the Board of Directors of the Conway Advocates for Bicycling and the City of Conway Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board. The League recognized Conway in 2011 as a Bike Friendly Community.