David Ruiter is an associate professor of English. Prior to his current appointment as Associate Provost for Student and Faculty Success, he served in the Provost’s Office as Director of Academic Continuous Improvement. Ruiter has also served as Chair of the Department of English and Director of the Literature Program. He co-sponsors the Alpha Chi Honors Society and is a past fellow of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. His research has focused on Shakespeare, and current projects include Shakespeare and Social Justice and Just Play: Theatre as Social Justice. His teaching includes courses on Shakespeare, the history of literary forms, and detective fiction.