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About Bruce K Bell

Dr. Bruce K. Bell serves as academic associate dean of Liberty University’s College of General Studies and had served as dean of School of Business from May 2000 to July 2011.
Commissioned in the United States Army from Pennsylvania State University in 1969, Dr. Bell served a 26-year career as an officer in the Army, living and working at a variety of locations in the United States and overseas. An Adjutant General’s Corps officer, he served in postal, personnel, and administrative positions at locations such as Fort Dix, New Jersey; Indianapolis, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and Tehran, Iran. In 1982 he attended the Department of Defense Information School and began serving as a Public Affairs Officer in The Pentagon, Panama, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He retired from the Army in 1996, at which time he began his full-time teaching career at Liberty University.
Having graduated with an undergraduate degree in English from Pennsylvania State University in 1969, he earned a Master of Arts Degree in English from that same institution in 1971 and went on to teach as a full-time instructor of English at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School and as an adjunct instructor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, University of Maryland (Tehran campus), Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, and St. Thomas Aquinas College in Peekskill, New York. Beginning doctoral work in 1997, he earned his Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University in 2000. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at Liberty University, he was editor-in-chief of the Liberty Business Review for seven years.
Dr. Bell and his wife Barbara live in Forest, Virginia. They have two sons: Stephen, who teaches English at Liberty University and lives in Lynchburg with his wife Brianne; and Andrew, who sells real estate and lives in Southern California with his wife Casey and sons Hudson and Keegan.


Present Academic Associate Dean, College of General Studies, Liberty University