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Temporary Head ShotThis is the web page of Michael Rutter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Statistics at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. My office hours and contact information can be found here.

I am currently teaching a wide variety of upper and lower level statistics courses at Penn State Erie, as well as some lower level mathematics courses. My research areas of interest include Bayesian statistics, statistical computing, population modeling, and mathematical biology. Current projects include the statistical analysis of tumor incidence in Lake Erie and ranking college hockey teams. I am also a primary instructor for the Minor in Statistics offered at Penn State Behrend. If you are interested in studying to be an actuary at Penn State Behrend, click here.HomepageHo



I received a Ph.D. in Fisheries from Michigan State University in the summer of 2004. My dissertation dealt with the creation of lake trout population model that included sea lamprey predation via a functional response model. I also have a M.S. in Statistics from Michigan State, a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Tulsa, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

To contact me, email me at

Below are semi-recent picture's of my kids, Alix (age 4) and Isaac (age 7). You can also see my wife, Natalie, and a Christmas present.

Alix Rutter Isaac Rutter

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This page was last updated August 22, 2010