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Dr. Troy Hutchings
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Dr. Troy Hutchings researches, writes, speaks, and develops materials on a national level in the areas of teacher sexual misconduct with students, educator decision-making, and the professional continuum-of-responsibility associated with a framework for an ethical and legal teaching practice. He provides training to numerous stakeholders including the U.S. Army, state and national policy groups, legal and investigative practitioner organizations, teacher education administrators, school district administrators and teachers, state teacher associations, department of education leaders, and licensing officials across the United States and in Canada. Dr. Hutchings is an expert witness in the field of teacher misconduct, actively collaborates with state, provincial, and federal agencies on policy initiatives, and develops university curricula on educator ethics and law. He has also served as a subject expert on a full-length interactive movie dealing with teacher sexual misconduct with students, and currently participates in a variety of national educator ethics projects. His contributions to educator professional practices were recognized nationally by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) in 2009, when he received the Annual Doug Bates Award and gave the associated lecture.

Hutchings is currently the Research Chair for Education at the University of Phoenix. He has a record of teaching, leadership, and administrative responsibility at Northern Arizona University’s College of Education that spanned 12 years. He also served as a high school administrator, teacher, and coach in public and private schooling environments for 16 years, resulting in numerous school, district, and state teaching awards.

He earned his B.S. in English Education from the University of South Dakota, M.A. in Secondary Education from Arizona State University, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

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