More about Bruce

Dr. Bruce Kingsbury is a professor in the Biology Department at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He came to then IPFW in 1992 after obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of California Riverside. Recently he served as the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is now the College of Science and College of Liberal Arts. Prior to being Associate Dean, he served two terms as Chair of Biology.

Dr. Kingsbury also directs the Environmental Resources Center, or ERC, one of the university’s Centers of Excellence. The mission of the ERC is to promote the understanding and conservation of our natural resources.

Bruce and his students, the K-Team, conduct research on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of wildlife, especially imperiled reptiles. His work has been supported by over three million dollars in external grants, and has resulted in numerous publications and presentations.

In 2018, Bruce received the Outstanding Research Award, the university’s highest award for research, and was named a Fellow in the Indiana Academy of Sciences. In 2017, he was awarded the Lowell W. Beineke Medal, the highest honor in the College of Arts and Sciences.