Bruce Elwell, D.B.A.

My Vision Statement for the Classroom*
My students will be challenged, excited, and rewarded. My goal is to constantly and unerringly create a vibrant educational environment that is alive and dynamic - - an environment that makes students “WANT” to be in my classroom.

My students will learn how to learn. They will be able to think creatively as well as critically. They will be able to put multiple concepts together. My students will understand and be able to apply complex constructs to real world problems and situations. To me, helping students “learn how to learn,” is one of the key goals of higher education. If successfully accomplished, it pays life-long dividends for those who partake.

My students will have fun. Teaching and learning should not be painful experiments for students. Neither should they be painful for those on the other side of the classroom. (That would be me!) Instead, teaching and learning should be entertaining: these endeavors should generate enjoyment for all.

I must understand that:

“The role of the teacher is to comfort the troubled and trouble the comfortable: to understand those not good at explaining and explain to those not good at understanding.”

My students will learn — or at a minimum — revisit and reinforce “Life’s Lessons” in my classroom.

Anything that’s worthwhile in this world is usually not “easy.” Regardless of how difficult the task may seem, regardless of the effort we think might be involved, we must NEVER GIVE UP!! — NEVER!! To do so guarantees we’ll not achieve what’s “worthwhile” in this world.

*With thanks, acknowledgement, and apologies to Alton Barbour.

Dr. Bruce Elwell is currently Adjunct Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business (2000 to present). While with the Crummer Graduate School of Business, he has taught the quantitative business analysis course as well as the operations management course.

From 1991 through 2000, Dr. Elwell served as a faculty member in the Business Department at Saint Francis University, in Loretto, Pennsylvania. At Saint Francis, he taught undergraduate courses in business statistics, management science, and operations management. Concurrently, he taught graduate level courses in financial management and quantitative business analysis.

From 1964 through 1991, Dr. Elwell served in the United States Air Force as a career logistics officer. While serving in the Air Force, he had duty assignments at Vandenberg AFB, California; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines; Taegu Air Base, Republic of Korea; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Allied Air Forces Southern Region (NATO), Naples, Italy; Zweibrucken Air Base, Federal Republic of Germany; and, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. Dr. Elwell retired from the United States Air Force in the rank of colonel.

Logistics and Logistics Systems

Degrees Held
BS, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey
MS, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
MBA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
DBA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Office Phone: 407-646-2491
Office Location: Crummer Graduate School of Business

Bruce Elwell, D.B.A.
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