Dr. David Ruiter, Associate Professor of English, has taught at UTEP since 1998. He is currently the Director of Literature for the Department of English. He earned his MA and PhD from Baylor University.
Ruiter’s primary teaching and research interests include Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies. He has taught undergraduate courses in Shakespeare, Development of Drama, Modern Western Culture (Baroque to Postmodern), and the sophomore survey of English literature. He has taught graduate courses in Shakespeare, Survey of Medieval Literature (Drama and Poetry), and Survey of Renaissance Literature (Poetry).
Ruiter is also the faculty co-sponsor of the UTEP chapter of the Alpha Chi Honors Society.
Ruiter has recently published his book, Shakespeare’s Festive History: Feasting, Festivity, Fasting, and Lent in the Second Henriad (Ashgate 2003). He has placed an article involving Shakespeare and Jewish mysticism in Spiritual Shakespeares (Routledge 2005). Ruiter has also published in variety of journals.