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Douglas B. Rankin

Academic Biography:
As a student at MC, I did only theatre--primarily acting. Upon graduation, I served as the director of public information for Monmouth College as well as sports information director. Wanting to earn an advanced degree, I decided to go back to my theatre experience and focus more on the design side. I earned an MFA in design from Northwestern University, intending to become a working theatre artist and designer. For family reasons, I hoped to move back to Monmouth at least temporarily. When a teaching job opened up at the same time, I decided to try my hand at the academic world. I've been here for about 23 years now and love it!

Research Interests:
Computer aided design, Photogaphy, Victorian Studies

http://www.rankindesigns.com

Courses Taught:
THEA 119 Theatre Seminar
THEA 173 Intro. to Technical Theatre
THEA 181
THEA 182 Theatre Design and Technology
THEA 282
THEA 283

Education:
B.A. Monmouth College 1979
M.F.A. Northwestern University 1986

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 315 McMichael Academic
Email: drankin@monmouthcollege.edu