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Jennifer Bruno joined the Writing Center at the Naval War College as Instructor of Writing in 2016. Previously, she has taught writing at Brown University, Tulsa Community College, and Nagasa High School in Kamogawa, Japan. She holds degrees from Yale University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Cornell University. Her research focus is in the areas of psychiatric anthropology and psychology and religion, and she has written extensively on psychological trauma. Her areas of expertise include Japan, China, modern art and literature, critical theory, sociocultural and medical anthropology, and the medical humanities.

Areas of Expertise

  • China
  • Japan
  • Oceanography

Professional Highlights


Instructor of Writing

Guide students in their approaches to writing papers. Recommend strategies for improving argumentation, analysis, organization, mechanics, and appropriate citation.

Brown University, Writing Coach

Teach undergraduate and graduate students in the Writing Center. Guide students in their approaches to written assignments across the disciplines taught at Brown. Recommend strategies for improving argumentation, analysis, organization, mechanics, and appropriate citation.

New Haven, CT

Earned M.A. in Anthropology and East Asian Studies, Yale University

Tulsa Community College, English Instructional Specialist

Mentored, tutored, taught, and advised students in the Writing Center. Created and facilitated writing workshops. Created educational materials addressing the writing process. Taught courses in the English Department.

Kamogawa, Japan, Assistant Language Teacher

Designed and taught English lessons to Japanese high school students. Designed and implemented written and oral language skills assessments. Coached students for speech contest. Helped prepare students for university interviews.


M.A., Yale University, 2015, East Asian Studies

Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2014, Practical Theology

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2013

A.B., Cornell University, 2005, English

Awards and Decorations

Graduated summa cum laude
Cornell University

Received the Class of 1916 Prize for the best undergraduate honors thesis
Cornell University

Received the Senior Fellowship in Practical Theology for the best master's thesis
Princeton Theological Seminary

Received a Council on East Asian Studies Fellowship for exceptional performance in East Asian Studies
Yale University

News, Media, & Events


VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Doing Something Worthwhile

Jun. 24, 2019
News Publication

Maritime Irregular Warfare Workshop

Jun. 25, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Mahan Reading Room, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Ultimate Way to Deter China: Why Island-Chain Defense Can Work

Jun. 10, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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