Michael Gutter, Ph.D.

Michael Gutter

Associate Dean for Extension State Program Leader for 4-H, Families and Communities, University of Florida
Member, OneFlorida Steering Committee

Michael Gutter is the associate dean for extension and state program leader for 4-H Youth Development, Families and Communities in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He earned a bachelor’s degree in family financial management and a doctorate in family resource management with a specialization in finance from The Ohio State University. Gutter’s research focuses on examining how socioeconomic status, financial education, personal psychology and financial socialization relate to financial behaviors. His outreach focuses on improving financial behaviors by increasing knowledge, skills and access to services. He provides leadership to Extension efforts conducting outreach related to health and wellness, community development, and youth development programs working with Extension faculty across Florida.