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David Guthrie, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Higher Education
Phone: (724) 847-5565
David Guthrie, Ph.D., is a professor of higher education and sociology at Geneva College in western Pennsylvania. As a longtime adjunct professor at APU, he often teaches Introduction to U.S. Higher Education, and has served on several dissertation committees. In addition to full-time teaching experience at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, he has also served as a dean in student affairs and academic affairs, and worked for eight years in campus ministry. Guthrie is the author of two monographs, several journal articles, and numerous conference presentations, and served as the director of a multimillion-dollar grant focused on the theological exploration of vocation. His intellectual interests include socio-historical analyses of U.S. higher education, church-related colleges and universities, and connections among religion, society, and higher education.


  • Ph.D., Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Religion, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Grove City College


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Higher Education

Courses Taught

  • HED 727 – Introduction to U.S. Higher Education