Dr. Guthrie came to IPFW in 1970. He received degrees from Purdue University (B.S., 1962; M.S. 1966; Ph.D., 1970). He taught economics and was appointed director of the Community Research Institute in 1982. In 1976 he was dean of the school of public and environmental affairs. He retired as associate professor emeritus of public and environmental affairs in 2003.