Troy Hutchings joins the University of Phoenix as the school’s Research Chair for Education in the university’s College of Education and School of Advanced Studies. Hutchings, who has a Ph.D. in educational leadership, has spent much of his career researching education ethics.
Hutchings has written and lectured on topics that include teacher sexual misconduct, educator decision-making, and the professional continuum of responsibility associated with the development of a professional framework for a moral and legal teaching practice. In 2009, Hutchings received the Annual Doug Bates Award from the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification for his work in education ethics and law.
Hutchings’ research, which focuses on teacher-student relationship boundaries and behavioral models that protect both the instructor and the student, will be incorporated into the University of Phoenix’s instructor preparation curriculum and will be used to further establish the college’s ethical guidelines. He also will continue his research on education ethics and instructor misconduct.
Hutchings comes to the University of Phoenix from Northern Arizona University, where he completed his doctorate and served as Director of Student Services in NAU’s College of Education and an instructor in the Educational Leadership Department.
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