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Professor, Education

Director of Online Graduate Programs, School of Education


Pictured is Richard Gutkind. Photo by Randall Coleman. Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Master of Education, Secondary Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration, University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

  • Methods of Teaching Science and Health
  • Teaching Mathematics/Science in Grades 4-8
  • Human Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Instructional Methods
  • Guided Study in K-12 Education
  • Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers
  • Student Teaching Seminar


Richard Gutkind, Ph.D., has been a member of the education faculty at Point Park University since September 2007. Prior to Point Park, Gutkind has a 35-year career holding various positions for the Pittsburgh Public Schools including mathematics teacher at two schools, supervisor of a Title I mathematics program and assistant principal at two schools. He also served as principal at Overbrook Elementary School; Schiller Classical Academy and Taylor Allderdice High School. In addition, Gutkind had the opportunity to work in staff development as director of the Greenway Middle School Teacher Center and the central office where he was executive director for curriculum and instruction for the school district. Moreover, Gutkind has consulted with a number of school districts over the years and has presented at many local and national educational conferences.

Professional Certifications

  • Secondary Mathematics Teacher
  • Secondary Principal Certification
  • Assistant Superintendent Letter of Eligibility

Research Interests

  • School leadership
  • School reform
  • Mathematics and science education
  • Assessment and Instruction

Professional Memberships

  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees
  • Creative Nonfiction Foundation, board member

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