Bruce Fleming

Director First Year International & Experiential Programs

Bruce Fleming


As Director of First year International & Experiential Programs, Bruce Fleming is involved with HSS Fellows, First Year Experience Abroad, and iCharleston.

In 2018 Bruce is overseeing the creation and implementation of the inaugural HSS Fellows Program which provides academically talented first year students an enriched education experience with an international study abroad component. Incoming first year students with interest in the Humanities & Social Sciences are offered faculty mentoring, dedicated academic advising, peer academic coaching, and special learning opportunities only available as HSS Fellows. These students spend freshman year on two amazing campuses: College of Charleston in the fall and Franklin University Switzerland in the spring.

Bruce also co-created and co-instructs the First Year Experience Abroad course “History and Sociology of English Football” which investigates the role football (soccer) has on the culture, religion, socioeconomic development, and history of England. A week long Spring Break travel component to London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Nottingham, and Manchester is included. Students completing this class are provided an opportunity to engage with English football clubs, historic sites, and cultural activities.

Bruce directs iCharleston, a unique and innovative first-year international bridge program that encourages future College of Charleston first-year students to grow as individuals, develop an affinity for the College of Charleston, and actively engage in a high-impact educational experience within a supportive community emphasizing global citizenry through a holistic academic experience abroad prior to their arrival at CofC for the Spring semester.

Since 2002, Bruce has worked at the College of Charleston in various roles including academic advisor, adjunct faculty, and Program Coordinator of Internships for both the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Language, Culture, and World Affairs.

Bruce received his Doctorate in Education from Washington State University in 2001. He also has a Master of Arts in History as well as Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology and History from Washington State University. He was a member of the PAC-12 Men’s Golf Team while in Pullman, WA.  Bruce was raised in Kelowna (Canada) where he spent two years at Okanagan University College prior to transferring to WSU.