Bruyere is the director of the Colorado State University Environmental Learning Center, as well as the Conservation Leadership through Learning graduate program. His research focuses on environmental education, environmental communication and planning in the context of natural or protected areas, sustainability planning and the training of conservation professionals.
Internationally, Bruyere seeks to build capacity and improve conservation of wildlife and rangelands in East Africa. On the domestic front, he is focused on improving scientific literacy and diversifying the profession of those who work in conservation-related fields. His research is typically applied, and conducted in partnership with practitioner-based organizations.
Bruyere was awarded the CSU Honors Program Exceptional Teaching Award in 2007 and the El Centro Student Services Outstanding Faculty Award in 2009.
Bruyere received his B.A. in political science and environmental policy from Washington State University in 1993. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in human dimensions of natural resources from CSU in 2000 and 2002, respectively.