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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 while also supervising the urban field experience. She serves as the Program Coordinator to the EDTE 2000 Block and the Rural Urban Collaborative for Athens and all of OU’s branch campuses. Interests in educational psychology, child development and the urban field experience inform her teaching. Prior to her employment at Ohio University, Dr. Rutherford worked as the Director of Assessment and Instructional Research at Bluefield State College in Bluefield, WV and as the Dean of Instruction at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis, AR.