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Douglas Frederick Rutledge

playwright , author , English educator

Douglas Frederick Rutledge, American English educator, author, playwright. Scholar McGreggor Foundation, 1990, 1992, National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1991; Gerhold fellow, 1990.


Rutledge, Douglas Frederick was born on February 21, 1951 in Mason, Michigan, United States. Son of Douglas Winifred Rutledge and Betty Jean Anderson Soule.


Bachelor, Grand Valley State College, Allendale, Michigan, 1976. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1987.


Lecturer University Chicago, 1986-1988. Assistant professor Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989-1996. Lecturer University Chicago, 1986-1987, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1987-1988.

Visiting assistant professor St. Mary's (Maryland) College, 1987-1988. Chairman conference session University South Florida, Sarasota, 1992, University Central Florida, Orlando, 1993. Faculty advisor Dionysia, 1993, English Literature Club, 1992.


  • Editor: Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance, 1996. Contributor articles to professional journals. Playwright: Run Run From the Setting of the Sun, 1998.

    Actor Rosebriar Shakespeare Company, Columbus, 1996-1997.


  • Other Interests

    Acting, chess, bicycling, reading.


Married Rebecca Aleen Riecken, May 25, 1996.

Douglas Winifred Rutledge

Betty Jean Anderson Soule

Rebecca Aleen Riecken