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Melinda Rutherford

Teacher Education
Teacher Education
Lindley Hall S140

Dr. Melinda Maher Rutherford holds the B.A. in Psychology from Marshall University and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Life-Span Development Psychology from West Virginia University. Dr. Rutherford currently teaches Learning, Human Growth and Development. She serves as the Program Coordinator to the EDTE 2000 Block and the Rural Urban Collaborative for Athens campus. Her areas of scholarly interest include educational psychology and child development. Prior to her employment at Ohio University, Dr. Rutherford worked as the Director of Assessment and Instructional Research at Bluefield State College and as the Dean of Instruction at Mid-South Community College.


Most Recent Publication:


Martin, K.M, Rutherford, M.M., & Stauffer, M.H. (2012). The Rural Urban Collaborative: Developing understandings of culture and teaching. Ohio Social Studies Review, 48(1), 10-19.