w. j. bruce fleming

Doctorate in Education Administration, 2001 (Washington State University)
Masters in History, 1998 (Washington State University)

Dr. Fleming has 22 years of collegiate-level experiences with student success, mentoring, teaching, academic advising, program development and implementation, administration, and assessment. These learning experiences have developed through employment and consulting at several different academic institutions. During this time, Dr. Fleming created several student success programs, instructed post-secondary classes at the freshman, junior, senior, and graduate level, and has worked closely with college coaches and their student-athletes to ensure success in the classroom and on the field. His research publications can be found at the University of South Carolina's First Year Experience and Penn State University's "The Mentor" Journal.

Dr. Fleming has previous NCAA Division I experience in the PAC-12 conference as a member of the varsity golf team at Washington State University. Additionally, he was the lead instructor with the Pullman (WA) Junior Golf Program, has coached high school golf in Charleston, South Carolina, and is the current Tournament Director (since 2006) for the Rice Planters Amateur, a top tier golf tournament that draws both national and international competitors from top NCAA teams and golf unions worldwide.

Dr. Fleming received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and History in 1994 and 1995 from WSU. He went on to complete a Masters Degree in United States History in 1998.

Dr. Fleming was awarded a Doctorate in Education from WSU in 2001. His dissertation investigated the transitional aspects of students leaving high school and entering college. During the three years of study, he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Education where he taught "Elementary and Middle School Social Studies" to pre-service teachers. Also, he developed and oversaw the Residential Learning Center which housed support efforts for over 4,000 residential-based students at WSU. As part of this effort, Dr. Fleming created a student success program that supported incoming freshmen during their transition into the institution; he also developed a program for second semester students who struggled academically in their initial semester and needed additional support. In April 2001, Dr. Fleming was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service at WSU.

As a golfer, Dr. Fleming has played in numerous local, state, national and international tournaments, winning in both Canada and the USA. He is a four time (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) club champion at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Through these victories he has also competed as an exempt player in the Rice Planters Amateur. Additionally, he coached varsity golf for four seasons at First Baptist Church School in Charleston, South Carolina, bringing a collegiate golf focus to the high school program. As the Tournament Director for the Rice Planters Amateur, Dr. Fleming works closely with state, national, and international amateur golfers to create the most competitive field each summer. His experience in this arena has personally introduced him to many of the top college coaches around the USA as well as excellent instructors, fitness trainers, and sports psychologists.

Combining his knowledge in the college academic arena and the competitive golf environment, Dr. Fleming provides many years of experience that will enhance your child's search for the best academic and athletic combination that provides the best college experience.