• PHONE: 603-732-6111
  • EMAIL:  pjhutch@bu.edu
  • OFFICE: 642A
  • OFFICE HOURS:
    Mon. 12:00PM - 02:00PM
  • ADDRESS: BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr. Paul J. Hutchinson is a Lecturer at Boston University Questrom School of Business teaching in both the undergraduate and MBA programs.  Hutch has worked with over 45,000 participants in teambuilding and leadership programs since he began practicing experiential education in 1996. Hutch’s recent professional work has focused on utilizing emerging technologies to enhance experiential learning, from GPS-based urban adventures to virtual teambuilding on-line.  

Throughout his career, he has facilitated the development of effective team processes for professional managers and executive teams from industry and nonprofit organizations.  He has led backcountry, challenge course, and urban teambuilding programs throughout the United States and Europe.  He is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, has extensive training in wilderness medicine, vertical rope work, and has been trained by the National Cave Rescue Commission.  He is the Chair of the Northeast Region of the Association for Experiential Education and has presented at national and regional conferences including: the Association for Experiential Education, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, the Association for Challenge Course Technology, the American Camp Association, the American College Personnel Association, the National Orientation Directors Association, and the National Association of Campus Activities.  He also facilitates for High 5 Adventure Learning Center and Outward Bound-Professional.

Hutch earned his Ph.D. in American and New England Studies at Boston University. His dissertation, Crafting an Outdoor Classroom: The Nineteenth-Century Roots of the Outdoor Education Movement, argues that the pedagogy of experiential education resulted from changing perspectives on youth and wilderness in nineteenth century America. His research interests include environmental history, transcendentalism, the relationship between culture and pedagogy, and the intersection of people, planet, and profit within American history. 

 

  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    PH D, Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, American and New England Studies, 2015.

    MS, Minnesota State University - Mankato, Experiential Education, 2001.

    BA, Gettysburg College, History, 1998.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    GSM ES721 B1 Teaming

    GSM ES721 C1 Teaming

    GSM ES721 D1 Teaming

    SMG OB221 B2 The Dynamics of Leading Organizations

    SMG OB221 C4 The Dynamics of Leading Organizations

    SMG OB442 A1 Leading High Performance Teams and Project Groups

  • PUBLICATIONSOpen or Close

    JOURNAL ARTICLES:

      Hutchinson, P. (2012). Wilderness Settlements: Early Twentieth Century Outdoor Education at the North Bennett Street Industrial School. Journal of the North End Historical Society, 1(1), 71-86. Boston.

    OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

      McCarthy, J., Deacon, S., & Hutchinson, P. (2010). Building Better Teams: Exploring Team Dynamics through the GPS Urban Adventure.37(1), 292-302. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference.

      Hutchinson, P. (Accepted). Summer Camps: The White Mountain Roots of an Iconic American Institution. Plymouth

  • CONTRACTS, GRANTS AND SPONSORED RESEARCHOpen or Close

    Co-Curator of the Museum of the White Mountains Exhibit "The Summer Camps of the White Mountains", Plymouth State University. (January 20, 2016 - October 31, 2017).

  • RESEARCH PRESENTATIONSOpen or Close

    INVITED LECTURES:

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Harris Center for Conservation Education Annual Meeting, Learning from the Mountain: New Hampshire's Role in the Birth of the Outdoor Education Movement, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH. (October 16, 2016).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author), Tucker, A. (Presenter & Author), & Norton, C. (Presenter & Author). Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Social Justice in Adventure Therapy, Association for Experiential Education, Portland, Oregon. (October 21, 2015).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, The Inter-generational Experience in the Association for Experiential Education, Association for Experiential Education, Colebrook, CT. (April 25, 2014).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium, Expeditions in a Digital Wilderness: Applications of Technology in Experiential Education, Association for Experiential Education, Colebrook, CT. (April 25, 2014).

    ACCEPTED LECTURES:

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, Crafting an Outdoor Classroom: The Nineteenth-Century Roots of the Outdoor Education Movement, Association for Experiential Education Northeast Region, Beckett, MA. (April 16, 2016).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Thompson Island: An Island Republic of Youth, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA. (June 20, 2015).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author), & Deacon, S. (Presenter & Author). Symposium on Experiential Education in the Digital Age, GPS Urban Adventure, Association for Experiential Education, Boston, MA. (May 3, 2015).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Symposium on Experiential Education in the Digital Age, Secret Agent Initiative, Association for Experiential Education, Boston, MA. (May 2, 2015).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, Kicking it Old School: Games and Initiatives from the 19th Century Outdoor Education Movement, Association for Experiential Education, Colebrook, CT. (April 26, 2014).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author), & Maish, P. (Presenter Only). Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Experiential Education in the Digital Age: Lessons, Visions, and Opportunities, Association for Experiential Education, Denver, CO. (November 2, 2013).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author), & Maish, P. (Presenter Only). Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, Experiential Education in the Digital Age: Lessons, Visions, and Opportunities, Association for Experiential Education, Beckett, MA. (April 6, 2013).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author), & Harris, E. (Presenter & Author). Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, Corporate Teambuilding 101: Making the Transition from Youth to Adult Facilitation, Association for Experiential Education, Beckett, MA. (April 6, 2013).

      McCarthy, J. (Presenter & Author), Deacon, S. (Presenter & Author), & Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). OBTC 2010, Building Better Teams: Exploring Team Dynamics through the GPS Urban Adventure, Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (June 18, 2010).

    OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author). Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Crafting an Outdoor Classroom: The Nineteenth Century Roots of the Outdoor Education Movement, Association for Experiential Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (October 28, 2016).

      Hutchinson, P. (Presenter & Author), & Scot, Z. (Presenter & Author). Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Technology and Experiential Education: BU Bridge and the Secret Agent Initiative, Association for Experiential Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (October 26, 2016).

  • GENERAL SERVICEOpen or Close

    SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL:

      Boston University, Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org), Global China Connection. (October 1, 2016 - Present).

      Local, Public/Community, Committee Member, Rotary Club. (September 2015 - Present).
      Direct the Leaders in Training Program of the QUEST academic summer camp program for Jaffrey-Rindge, New Hampshire.


      QST, MBA Program, Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org), MBA Sports and Social Club. (February 2015 - Present).

      International, Boston University, BU Orientation. (2014 - Present).
      Developed, delivered, and trained student staff for Common Ground Orientation, a key element of BU Orientation that serves over 2000 students each summer. The program has recently been expanded so that in 2016, Common Ground will now serve over 4000 students per year.


      National, QST, Organizational Behavior Department, Work for Center, Center for Team Learning. (September 2015 - October 2015).
      Facilitated a GPS Teambuilding day for the Women's Hockey Team


    SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

      Regional, Professional/To the Academy, Chairperson, Northeast Regional Advisory Committee of the Association for Experiential Education. (April 2015 - Present).

      Regional, Professional/To the Academy, Committee Member, Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Advisory Committee . (April 2013 - April 2015).

  • CONFERENCE ACTIVITIESOpen or Close

      Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Association for Experiential Education , ActivatEE, Committee Member. (September 1, 2016 - October 29, 2016).

      Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Association for Experiential Education , ActivatEE, Committee Member. (September 1, 2015 - October 24, 2015).

      Symposium on Experiential Education and the Digital Age, Association for Experiential Education , Committee Chair. (April 19, 2014 - May 3, 2015).

      Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Association for Experiential Education, ActivatEE, Panelist. (October 31, 2013 - November 3, 2013).

  • AWARDS AND HONORSOpen or Close

    Mike Gessford Person in Charge of Unlocking Potential (PICOUP) Award, Association for Experiential Education Northeast Region, Teaching. (April 5, 2013).

  • MEDIA METIONS/INTERVIEWSOpen or Close

    IN PRINT

      Educators and Researchers Honored at our 2016 Annual Meeting, 11/1/2016, Harris Center for Conservation Education Newsletter.
      When Experience is the Teacher, 11/17/2016, Monadnock Ledger Transcript. See Web Page