Remembering Bruce Cole (1938-2018)

We are very saddened by the passing of Dr. Bruce Cole on January 8.

Bruce was a former JMC Board member, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, distinguished professor emeritus at Indiana University, prolific author, scholar, and a fierce advocate for American civic education and the arts and humanities.

Bruce served on the JMC board from 2010 to 2016, working alongside us to ensure young citizens have the opportunity to learn about our nation’s history, institutions and ideals. His knowledge and advice were invaluable to the Jack Miller Center, and he will leave a lasting legacy not only for all who knew him, but for the work that promotes education in America’s founding principles and the humanities. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children, family and friends.



Bruce Cole Speaking