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Dr. Bruce Gay

TITLE:Professor of Criminal Justice
DEPARTMENT:Division of Social Sciences
LOCATION:Folger Fine Arts Ctr. 201
SWU P.O. BOX:1876

Dr. Bruce Gay has more than a decade of law enforcement experience with the Dallas (Tex.) Police Dept., the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Houston (Tex.) Police Department's Targeted Offender Program. 

As a police officer, Gay worked as a patrol officer, field training officer and as a S.W.A.T. operator. He's an active member of ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association).

Gay has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice for more than 24 years. He is married to Dr. Sue Weaver, the love of his life, for 16 years. He loves training dogs, playing chess, watching scifi movies and removing bad guys from the universe on his Xbox 360!


- Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
- M.A. in Philosophy, University of Texas - Dallas
- Th.G. in Apologetics, Tennessee State University
- B.A. Theology, Tennessee State University


- Law Enforcement and Patrol Operations
- Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- Criminology
- Gangs
- Apologetics