Office of the Provost


In July 2019, Bruce Congdon, began serving as interim provost. Prior to this, he served for 10 years as dean of the SPU College of Arts and Sciences. Following the reorganization of the College into two divisions, he served as dean of the Division of STEM and Social Sciences.

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Meet Bruce Congdon

Prior to serving as dean and interim provost, Congdon was director of the Blakely Island Field Station and chair of the Department of Biology. Over a period of 33 years, he has taught courses in ecology, zoology, introductory biology, and faith and science. His research as an SPU biology professor centered on the population ecology of mites and insects, but he has also conducted research on the ecosystems of Blakely Island, including the population dynamics of both algae and fish in the island’s lakes.

His love for plants and animals has always been closely tied to his Christian faith, and the intersection of Christian faith and science has always figured prominently in the courses he has taught throughout his long tenure at SPU. Prior to his arrival at SPU as assistant professor of biology, Congdon earned a doctorate in entomology from the University of California– Riverside, a master of science from Colorado State University, and a bachelor of science in biology from the University of the Ozarks.

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Seattle Pacific University is truly a community where faculty, staff, and students daily show their commitment to the values of this institution. We work together to make the learning experiences of all our programs a preparation for service and compassion.

Bruce Congdon
Interim Provost