Bruce Edward Walker

Policy Advisor, Technology and Telecom

Bruce Edward Walker was managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News from 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining Heartland in 2010, Bruce worked at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as science editor of the quarterly magazine MichiganScience and communications manager for the center’s Property Rights Network. In the latter position, Bruce won a Communicators Award of Distinction from the International Academy of the Visual Arts for a video he wrote, narrated, and produced, Boardman River Dams, Episode 1: Drawdown and Devastation in Grand Traverse County.

Bruce has written speeches and produced videos for General Motors executives and has edited publications for Buick Motor Division, for which he won a Silver Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators; Ford Motor Company; the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; the Detroit Athletic Club; and Gale Research. He continues to write articles, essays, and cultural reviews for the Mackinac Center, Acton Institute, Russell Kirk Center’s University Bookman, Michigan View, and The American Culture.

He has written more than 100 essays for the reference book series Contemporary Musicians; as many essays on novelists, poets, philosophers, and filmmakers for the Gale Research Literary Criticism series; and he has interviewed filmmakers, authors, playwrights, performance artists, and musicians as entertainment editor-at-large for The Royal Oak Daily Tribune. He authored four titles in the CliffsNotes literary series, including books covering Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop; Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth. He also co-authored What to Do With a Major in Education for CliffsNotes.

A Michigan native and ardent fly fisherman, Bruce resides on a river near Hemingway country with his dog, two cats, and several fully stocked humidors. He graduated from Michigan State University and is the proud father of two adult daughters, Emmeline and Jessalyn, who promise they’ll list him as a lifeline should they ever appear on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.