Bruce Day received his doctorate in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire in 1996 with specializations in Work and Occupations, Complex Organizations and Social Theory, with a concentration on the history of the Industrial Revolution. Dr. Day's research has varied from interviews with long haul truck drivers to oral histories collected while traveling Route 66 in the American Southwest. Throughout all his research he has been interested in the question of identity formation, cultural reproduction, and community. Working with his colleague, Dr. John Mitrano, and CCSU students he has collected 100+ oral histories from the community members associated with Route 66 and the preservation efforts directed at this iconic American highway.
Dr. Day's teaching interests cover a broad range of topics including different aspects of cultural studies, qualitative research, and social theory. As the current Chapter Representative of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Honor Society of Sociology, Dr. Day has worked with students interested in presenting their original research at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meetings.