Bruce teaches a diverse suite of courses that emphasize interdisciplinary research approaches and the personal connection between innate curiosity and geobiological environments. This plays out through integrated learning experiences in the classroom, in the laboratory and importantly at field sites around the world. His courses include History of Life, Oceanography, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Yellowstone Biocomplexity, Coral Reef Biocomplexity, and Advanced Geology Field Courses. He has also offers a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC; http://go.illinois.edu/emergenceoflife) and Illinois Online Course entitled Emergence of Life. Bruce was recently awarded the Illinois Campus-Wide awards from the Office of the Provost and the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, as well as the Broadrick-Allen Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Illinois Campus Honors Program. You can be part of this exciting journey of discovery!