Dr. Dutton is a graduate of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She received a Master of Science degree in Neurologic Physical Therapy from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and a PhD degree in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University.
She has practiced as a physical therapist in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings with a focus on the management of patients with neurologic diagnoses such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury. In keeping with these interests, she has published and presented nationally on topics related to neurologic physical therapy and education.
Prior to joining the faculty at St. Catherine University, Dr. Dutton served as the founding program director for the physical therapy programs at The University of Findlay and later as Dean of the College of Health Professions. Dr. Dutton currently teaches content in the area of rehabilitation, neurologic physical therapy and motor learning.