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Shanti Bruce, Ph.D.

Shanti Bruce
Chair, Department of Writing and Communication
Interim Chair, Department of Multidisciplinary Studies
Interim Chair, Department of Performing and Visual Arts

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Writing and Communication

Honors Courses

  • COMP 1500H College Writing Honors

Research Focus

  • Writing Program Administration
  • Research Methods
  • Composition Pedagogies
  • Writing Centers
  • ESL/ELL Writing Instruction


  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of North Alabama
  • B.A., University of North Alabama

Shanti Bruce’s books, ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors and Creative Approaches to Writing Center Work, were both honored with the International Writing Centers Association’s Outstanding Scholarship Award for Best Book. She also published What Every Multilingual Student Should Know About Writing for College and Tutoring Second Language Writers. Bruce is currently co-PI of a study titled “The Language Repertoires of First-Year Writers: A Cross-Institutional Study of Multilingual Writers,” which is funded by a Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Initiative Grant. Bruce enjoys teaching honors composition courses and interacting with honors students during preview workshops and banquet events and appreciates how the Honors College provides NSU students with opportunities to build unique student and faculty learning communities.

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