Bruce has been responsible for strategic planning and research for the Bureau of Business Research since 1998. Under his leadership, the Bureau has won a number of research grants and contracts from a variety of sponsors, including the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the State of Texas. He is former editor of Texas Business Review and and in 2017 served as president of the Association for University Business and Economic Research, a leading professional organization devoted to improving the quality and application of research in public policy and business economics. Kellison frequently collaborates with social work scholars and has written about the economic impact of human trafficking, sexually oriented businesses, the rape kit backlog crisis, and sexual assault. He has a doctorate in government from The University of Texas at Austin.