Ph.D., 1997, University of Texas at Austin
M.M.A.S., 1986, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
M.Ed., 1980, University of Texas at Austin
B.S.Ed., 1973, Northern Illinois University
Dr. Tuttle helps teacher education students embrace the theme of Olivet’s program, “Professionals Influencing Lives.” He has served in the School of Education since 1997.
Prior to joining ONU’s faculty, he completed 20 years of service in the United States Army, teaching several courses and serving in various capacities. He has also previously served as principal of a Christian school in Austin, Texas, and as ONU’s Director of Graduate Programs in Education for several years.
Currently, Dr. Tuttle teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in education and advises researchers in Olivet’s Ed.D. program. He also serves as accreditation coordinator for the School Of Education. In 2010, he received ONU's Richard M. Jones Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Additionally, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Illinois Association for Colleges of Teacher Education for several years, and is currently the coordinator for Olivet’s teacher education program accreditation process. Additionally, he has been selected as an accreditation consultant for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and its Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability (CPPA).
A native of Oak Lawn, Ill., Dr. Tuttle and his wife, Dr. Rosalie Tuttle — professor in ONU’s nursing department — are the parents of two grown children and grandparents of five grandchildren.