Leslie Bruce

Contact Information


Office: GH-435

Voice: 657-278-3155

Dept: 657-278-3163

Leslie Bruce

Full-time Lecturer


Leslie has taught composition and literature in the CSUF Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics since 2007.  She currently teaches “Scientific Writing,” “Technical Writing,” and “Advanced College Writing.”  She received NIH and FEID grants to create the former two courses, respectively.  

Leslie’s commitment to the CSUF community extends beyond the classroom.  She is CSUF’s inaugural Faculty Fellow for Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), a role in which she supports campus writing with faculty professional development programs, research-backed campus writing policies, and programs that foster student success in writing.  She is also an Academic Senator and member of several committees, including the University’s Writing Proficiency Committee and High-Impact Practices Advisory Board.  

Leslie earned a Ph.D. in English from USC and a B.S. in Zoology from CSULB.  


Dec. 2007        
Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Southern California

May 1998        
M.A. in English Literature, California State University, Long Beach

May 1992        
B.S. in Zoology, Minor in Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach

May 1992        
California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Life Sciences, California State Univeristy, Long Beach

Research Areas

Design Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum program creation; Interdisciplinary collaboration and student learning; Teaching with writing.

Courses Regularly Taught

Scientific Writing, Technical Writing, Advanced Writing, Teaching with Writing (Faculty Professional Development workshops).


Bruce, Leslie.  “Strange Connections:  Sensation, Morality, and the Law in Margaret Oliphant’s Salem Chapel.”  Novel:  A Forum on Fiction 44.1 (April 2011).

Office Hours

Fall 2023

M 1:30pm - 3:00pm (online)

W 2:00pm - 3:30pm (in-person)