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Emily J. Bruce San José State University, USA

Emily J. Bruce, Ph.D., LCSW began her career in social work by receiving a BS in Applied Behavioral Science from UC, Davis in 1981, and then receiving an MSW from the University of Washington in 1983. After working for ten years in public child welfare, first as a child welfare social worker and then as a child welfare supervisor, she began a Ph.D. program at UC, Berkeley. She completed her Ph.D. in Social Welfare in 2002.
Dr. Bruce began at teaching at San José State University (SJSU), School of Social Work as a part-time lecturer in 1998, and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2002. Currently Dr. Bruce is an Associate Professor at the SJSU.

Dr. Bruce teaches social welfare policy, child welfare policy, and research. In addition, Dr. Bruce continues to design and implement research in the area of child welfare services, and child welfare administration.

Finally, Dr. Bruce is one of the co-founders of the Connect, Motivate, and Educate (CME) Society, a program at SJSU that functions to provide support for former foster youth enrolled at San José State University. In Academic Year 2008/09, Dr. Bruce will be working to help implement a research institute at SJSU: The Research Institute for Foster Youth Initiatives (RIFYI).

Dr. Bruce is married and lives in Stockton, California.