A social scientist who has studied and practiced strategy and collaboration since 1992, Scott Hutcheson's focus is on designing tools and learning experiences related to collaborative, agile approaches for doing complex work. He has applied his expertise in diverse settings like economic development, innovation, business growth, and social change.
Scott has been engaged by nearly 400 industry, public sector, higher education, and nonprofit clients in 30 U.S. states and internationally and he has worked with the White House, Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, and other federal agencies in the design and execution of strategies to support economic development and innovation in the U.S. economy.
His teaching at Purdue focuses on designing and delivering powerful learning experiences to help engineering technology students build their skills in collaboration and agile approaches to strategy, and project management.
Prior to his career in higher education, Scott worked in both corporate and social change strategy with American Airlines and United Way. He has a Ph.D. in public policy, a masters in public administration, and an undergraduate degree in theater. His doctoral research was on effective strategy in economic development.