Professor Bruning received his B.A. in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College, M.A. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas. In addition to teaching, Prof. Bruning previously worked in television news and sports, both as a producer and production assistant, and he is currently a Contributing Editor at Soccer Stadium Digest. He is the Area Chair for Sports for the national Popular Culture Association, and the faculty advisor to The Current campus newspaper.
Professor Bruning’s research and teaching interests include sports media, sports journalism, film studies, digital technology, political and intercultural communication. He has led over a dozen J-Term study tours to Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Holland and England, as well as the Oxford University semester abroad. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1999.
Prof. Bruning teaches courses in sports media, sports journalism, mass communication, and the Communication Senior Seminar. He has led J-Term study tours to Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Holland and England, as well as the Oxford University semester abroad.
Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media
- Ph.D. — Communication Studies, University of Kansas
- M.A. — American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
- B.A. — Gustavus Adolphus College
- CDM 2620 Film Analysis
- CDM 2900 Sports Media
- CDM 3400 Communication and Technology
- CDM 3450 Mass Communication
- CDM 3600 Intercultural Communication
- CDM 4010 Senior Seminar in Communicationnication