Bruce  Larson
 Bruce Larson
Faculty Athletics Representative


Six Vikings Earn GNAC FAR Academic Awards

FAR awards are presented annually to student-athletes with at least a 3.85 GPA.


10 WWU student-athletes receive GNAC FAR academic honors

Boerger, Fisher, Jackson, Lahman and Robinson recognized for third time


Process in Place for Search for Western's New Director of Athletics

Search committee to be chaired by WWU FAR Bruce Larson


12 Vikings earn GNAC FAR Scholar-Athlete Awards

GPA of 3.85 or better needed to qualify


Bruce Larson named Vikings' Faculty Athletics Representative

Former PLU football standout began three-year term July 15

Will be starting his second three-year term as the Faculty Athletics Representative at WWU ... Professor at WWU's Woodring College of Education ... In 21st year overall at WWU and in 8th year as chair of Secondary Education Department ... Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in curriculum development, educational psychology, instructional strategies, assessment and history/social studies teaching methods ... Also observes and evaluates student teachers earning 5-12 teaching certificates ... 2003 recipient of Western's Excellence in Teaching Award ... Obtained bachelor of arts and education degree at Pacific Lutheran University in 1984 and received masters of education (1991) and doctorate (1995) degrees at University of Washington ... Competed in football at PLU as offensive guard ... Earned first-team NAIA All-America honors as senior as well as Little All-Northwest, all-district and all-conference recognition ... Also received All-America honorable mention as junior on team that won Northwest Conference championship ... First-team NAIA National Scholar-Athlete as senior and second-team pick as junior ... Prior to arrival at WWU, taught and coached nine years at high school level ... That included one semester at Renton High School and two four-year stints (1986-90 and 1992-96) at Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way ... During that time was assistant coach in football, track, basketball, baseball and softball ... Has published over 34 journal articles, curriculum guides and book chapters about effective uses of classroom discussion, and about integrating computer-based technology into classrooms ... Has written two books (along with former WWU professor Tim Keiper) on the effective use of instructional strategies (Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School, 2nd Ed. 2013, and Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies: Methods, Assessment, and Classroom Management, 2011 ... Co-authored elementary grade basal reader series that won first place award at 2003 New York Book Show ... Currently serves on editorial advisory board for "Theory and Research in Social Education." ... He and wife Jermaine have three children, twin sons Josh and Zach, and daughter Ellie.

05/25/2017 - W. Rowing

NCAA Rowing Championships Open Friday

05/22/2017 - W. Rowing

WWU Rowers Earn All-WIRA Awards

05/22/2017 - General Release

WWU Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017

05/18/2017 - General Release

Carver Memories -- Nov. 16, 1983