BUEE Program Coordinator
Paul “Hutch” Hutchinson
Coordinator of Experience-Based Training
BA in History, Gettysburg College; MS in Experiential Education, Minnesota State University-Mankato; currently pursuing a PhD in American Studies, Boston University
Hutch has been combining adventure education and higher education since 1996. He started working for the Gettysburg Recreational Adventure Board (GRAB) at Gettysburg College before earning a Master of Science degree in Experiential Education at Minnesota State University-Mankato. At Lynchburg College, he expanded the outdoor leadership program to include backpacking, rock climbing, horizontal caving, vertical caving, and canoeing, as well as creating an academic minor in Outdoor Recreation. In 2005, Hutch came to Boston University’s Sargent Center for Outdoor Education to create new adventure-based leadership programs for college students at BU and other New England universities. He now directs Boston University Experiential Education at Metropolitan College and teaches Organizational Behavior in BU’s School of Management. In pursuit of his PhD in American and New England Studies at Boston University, Hutch has been researching the history and importance of outdoor education in American Culture.
Organizational Behavior 221: The Dynamics of Leading Organizations
Presented on Adventure and Experiential Education topics at national and regional conferences for the National Orientation Director’s Association (NODA), Association for Experiential Education (AEE), American College Personnel Association (ACPA), American Camp Association (ACA), Teaching Conference for Management Educators, National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association Peer Mediator’s Conference, Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Student Conference, and the Association for Challenge Course Technologies (ACCT).
“Beyond the Ropes: Expanding the Use of Adventure Education” in Campus Activities Programming. September 2006.
What advice do you have for new students?
“Do what you love and you will love what you do. And if you love what you do, you will be good at what you do. And if you are good at what you do, there is always a place for you.”