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Faculty Profile

NEAL H HUTCHENS

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HIGHER EDUCATION
INTERIM CHAIR OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION
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120 GUYTON HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-2520
Joined UM: 07/01/2016

Areas of Expertise

  • HIGHER EDUCATION LAW
  • HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY
  • HIGHER EDUCATION, ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE
  • HIGHER EDUCATION, LEGAL ISSUES
  • LAW, EDUCATION
  • LAW, HIGHER EDUCATION

Brief Bio

Neal Hutchens is a faculty member in the Higher Education Program specializing in legal issues in higher education. Prior to his current appointment, Hutchens served as a faculty member at Penn State University. He earned a Ph.D. in education policy with a specialization in higher education from the University of Maryland. He has a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif and of the Alabama Law Review. Hutchens was the 2015 recipient of the William A. Kaplin Award from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. He serves on the Litigation Committee for the American Association of University Professors. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Education Law Association. Hutchens' scholarship has appeared in publications that include the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Journal of College and University Law, Counselor Education and Supervision, Kentucky Law Journal, West's Education Law Reporter, Journal of Law and Education, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. He is on the editorial board for The Review of Higher Education and for Education Law & Policy Review and is a member of the authors' committee for West's Education Law Reporter. Hutchens is also a member of the author team—along with William A. Kaplin, Barbara A. Lee, and Jacob H. Rooksby—for the upcoming sixth edition of The Law of Higher Education, the leading higher education legal treatise.

Degrees

PHD
EDUCATION POLICY
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/COLLEGE PARK,MD (2007)