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James Rutledge Bio
James Rutledge

James Rutledge


Office: Old Main, Room 418E
Email: jrutledge@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-3633
Home Page: www.wtamu.edu/~jrutledge

Professional Profile

1969-1975: Teacher and Coach, El Paso Irvin High School

1975-1992: Private sector; Southland Corporation

1992-1997: Sr. VP of Retail and Marketing, Metz Baking Company, a Division of Specialty Foods

1997-2002: Teacher and Technology Facilitator, Amarillo ISD

2002-Present: Instructor of Education and Technology, WTAMU

Teaching and Related Service

In addition to teaching education technology, Rutledge has served as web master for the College of Education and Social Sciences and the Department of Education.

Rutledge is the coordinator of the BRIDGE eMentoring program that makes electronic mentoring available to all newly certified teachers for two years after certification and graduation.

He serves as the coordinator of Technology Innovation in the Office of Student Engagement in COESS.

Research and Creative Activity

Rutledge's research and creative activity lies in education technology.

Personal Sketch

Rutledge is married with five grown children and seven grandchildren.  His wife, Margaret Mehringer is the principal at Sanborn Elementary in Amarillo, and his daughter, Lisa is a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of English at WTAMU.  His hobbies include golf, watching lots of baseball and traveling.