Principal Research Engineer, CIS
Allison Rutter consults with architects, building owners, contractors and communities on various energy efficiency projects, with an emphasis on green building design and deep cost savings. Formerly of Rocky Mountain Institute, Allison has worked on projects ranging from community centers in Hawaii to the Empire State Building.
She is a former member of RMI's LEED Certification Team, which reviewed and approved LEED projects for the United States Green Building Council. In addition to her role at CIS, Allison is a Resource Efficiency Manager working with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas and also works independently with building professionals in Micronesia and beyond.
Allison received her Professional Engineering license from the state of Colorado, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Professor, Educational (Foundations & Special Education)
Division of Foundations, Educational Research & Human Services (FEHRS)
I am currently a tenured, full professor in Foundations & Educational Research at the School of Education, University of Guam. I am also the Chairperson of the FERHS Division, Chair of the SOE Graduate Faculty Committee, and Chair for the graduate Special Education Program. In my roles, I am a member of the SOE Academic Affairs Committee with 2 votes due to my dual role.
I have a long history of working with grants in Special Education, particularly Personnel Preparation (OSEP), Health; EHDI programs (HRSA) and database development (CDC). I was immersed in grantsmanship from 1985 to the present and during my 19 years with the UOG Guam Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (Guam CEDDERS). I have taught extensively in the School of Education, Foundations and Special Education since 1983.
I have had numerous research articles and presentations which have been presented at the local, regional, National, and International level conferences. I continue to strive to improve education on Guam and throughout the Pacific region. A new direction in research, at the current time, is conducting studies to compare the performance of students in K-12th who were educated in "charter schools" versus those educated in "public or private schools."