Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
JOHN REESE ROTHGEB
John Reese Rothgeb, professor of theater and drama, died on December 3, 1986. He was 58.
Professor Rothgeb was born on May 19, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a bachelor's degree at Knox College in 1950. He received master's degrees from the University of Michigan and Western Reserve University in 1954 and 1965, respectively. He was awarded a PhD from Case Western Reserve University in 1972.
Dr. Rothgeb joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1958. He designed the scenery for more than 100 UT Austin drama and opera productions. In 1985 he was selected a fellow of the U.S. Institute for Theater Technology. He was a founding board member of the National Design Archives of the Performing Arts.
Professor Rothgeb held membership in the American Society for Theater Research. He also contributed to the Oxford Companion to the American Theater.<signed>
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.