Courses taught:Personality Theories in Psychology PSYC-517
History and Systems of Psychology PSYC-524
Introduction to Individual Psychotherapy PSYC-571
Dr. Rutter is director of the doctoral clinical psychology (PsyD) program at Marywood. Originally from Nashville, he began his career in ministry after graduating from Vanderbilt Divinity School and later enrolling at Wright State University to become a licensed clinical psychologist. He completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology and was commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force, where he directed military mental health clinics for a number of years. More recently, Dr. Rutter taught in graduate counseling and psychology programs and served as a director of college counseling centers. His research interests include college/university student mental health, college/university culture and public health, and positive psychology. Dr. Rutter lives in Scranton with his wife, Anne. They have three adult children, two of whom live in Tennessee and one in Sydney, Australia.