Title: Senior Vice Provost and Interim Dean (Retired)
Company: University of Toledo
Location: Fishers, Indiana, United States
Dr. Thomas Gutteridge, Senior Vice Provost and Interim Dean of the College Human Services at the University of Toledo, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of higher education.
An outstanding educator who has dedicated his career to the betterment of others, Dr. Gutteridge is an invaluable contributor to the field of higher education. He had been inspired to enter his profession by his brother Joseph Allman, who had been enrolled in a master’s program at Purdue University. Due to his brother’s influence, Dr. Gutterridge became the first person in his family to achieve the honor of earning a doctoral degree. He matriculated at several institutions such as the Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering in 1965. Following this accomplishment, Dr. Gutteridge attended Purdue University where he achieved both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in industrial administration.
While pursing a doctorate, Dr. Gutteridge worked as a teaching assistant at Purdue University from 1967 until 1970, when he began his role as assistant and associate professor at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He then assumed the esteemed positions of dean and full-time professor at Southern Illinois University in 1983 before taking his talents to the University of Connecticut as the dean and distinguished professor. Working at the institution from 1992 to 2002, he achieved emeritus status with the University of Connecticut until 2002. Dr. Gutteride expertly served the University of Toledo in multiple capacities as dean, distinguished professor, senior vice provost and interim dean from 2003 until his retirement in 2016.
In addition to these abundant responsibilities, Dr. Gutteridge has worked as a safety engineer for Buick Motors from 1964 to 1965 and a corporate recruiter for Industrial Nucleonics in Columbus from 1966 to 1967. Furthermore, he has been a labor arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service from 1972 to 2012 and a member of the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations from 1995 to 1998. Sharing his knowledge with others via creative works, Dr. Gutteridge co-authored “Organizational Career Development: Benchmarks for Building a World-Class Workforce,” “Organizational Career Development: State of the Practice” and has contributed numerous articles to professional journals.
As a testament of his success, Dr. Gutteridge has earned Career Development Awards from the American Society for Training and Development in 1983. He has also been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in the World. Attributing his success to his perseverance and the Good Lord watching over him, Dr. Getteridge feels blessed to have achieved as much success and good fortune as he has in his life. He hopes to be remembered for his legacy of care and compassion and plans on enjoying his retirement following sports and spending time with his wife, Judith Gutteride, their three children and nine grandchildren.
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