Dr. Bruce Brazell
Baccalaureate Associate Professor: Practice Mathematics
Dr. Bruce Brazell
Ed.D. in Higher Education with focus in science education
Dr. Brazell’s earliest childhood memories are of the Apollo moon landings. The thrill and excitement of those days stayed with him over the years and influenced his career path to go into the sciences. He earned a BS and MS in physics and an Ed.D. in Higher Education (focusing on science education). After a brief stint working in an observatory, Dr. Brazell followed the education path initially working as a high school physics teacher then progressing into the role of college physics and astronomy professor. Eventually, he moved into administration where he served as a dean for a national university for many years. Dr. Brazell’s publication experience includes physics preparation books for Kaplan, teaching certification materials for ABCTE, study guides and test items for state science standards exams, book reviews, and contributions to the Astronomy Education Review.
Dr. Brazell and his wife have been together for over three decades and successfully raised five children. They keep busy taking care of a menagerie of rescued cats and dogs, various improvement projects on home and rental properties, and spending time with grandchildren. He holds a mudlarking permit from the Port of London Authority and has searched the Thames foreshore collecting items such as Roman pottery shards, 300-year old clay pipes, and 19th century mineral water bottles. Dr. Brazell is actively involved in informal astronomy activities and sets up his telescope at various locales to give people a chance to look at celestial objects in an effort to spark conversations about the fragility and uniqueness of our home planet.