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