Office: TJM 244
Office Phone: (402) 872-2421
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Spring 2014 Course Offerings:
BUS 251 049X Legal Environment and Contract Law (online-term I)
BUS 252 000Y and 049Y Commercial Law (campus and online-term II)
BUS 353 000X and 049X Organizational Ethics (campus and online-term I)
BUS 493 000Y and 049Y Leadership of Teams and Organizations
(campusand online-term II)
Harvard Institute on Educational Management
Summer immersion program on various topics relating to current issues and best practices in management of colleges and universities (2003)
Stetson University College of Law
Graduated cum laude and was a member of the Law Review Staff and Mock Trial Team - Published a case note in the Stetson Law Review - Received the Best Oral Advocate Award for class - Rank #13 out of 122 graduates (1982-85)
University of Tampa
Graduated with Special Senior Honors and received a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Management (1980-82)
Nebraska State Bar Association (Licensed to practice law) (2002-Present)
Florida Bar Association (Licensed to practice law) (1985-Present)
Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (2004-Present)
Education Law Association (2007-Present)
National Association for College Admission Counseling (2000-2004)
National Association of College and University Attorneys (1990-1999)
Whether on campus or online, Hutchison’s classes include application of course theory to “real life” cases and current events.Hutchison believes in group projects and collaborative work, since both are prevalent in today’s business environment.
A native of Florida, Dr. Hutchison earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at University of Tampa, and a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law.
Hutchison served as legal counsel to Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and then started a private law practice in Tampa, Florida. In 1990 she entered the field of education, serving as General Counsel to Pasco-Hernando Community College and designing and launching the school’s first paralegal program.
Hutchison moved to Nebraska in 2000 and served College of Saint Mary in Omaha as Vice President for College Relations and General Counsel until 2004.
Now, devoted to teaching and cheering for the Bobcats, Hutchison embraces her role teaching law and business courses and mentoring Peru’s business students.
Research and Publications:
Dr. Hutchison devotes her research efforts to legal issues in education including academic freedom, constitutional rights of students and teachers, affirmative action in school admissions, and negotiation strategy and skill.
What is left of Workplace Freedom of Speech for Public Employees after Garcetti v. Ceballos? Proceedings of the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management 15 (October 2007)
Academic Freedom in the College Classroom: New Case Developments. Proceedings of the Mountain Plains Management Conference (October 2007)
2007 Mountain Plains Management Conference, 2007 Annual Conference in Kearney, Nebraska – "Academic Freedom in the College Classroom: New Case Developments"
2007 Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, 15th Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada – panel member for "Three D’S To Successful Online Teaching: Design, Develop, and Deliver"
2007 Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, 15th Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada – "What is left of Workplace Freedom of Speech for Public Employees after Garcetti v. Ceballos?"
2007 Foundation Academy of the National Association of Educational Procurement in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Presented all law curricula to new members of the academy
2007 Nebraska State Education Association Higher Education Conference, Lincoln Nebraska, panel member for "Intellectual Property Rights of Professors"
2007 Nebraska State Faculty College, Wayne State College, Nebraska, panel member for "Ten Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery"
2007 Nebraska State Bar Association, Lunch & Learn Program, Lincoln, Nebraska "Workplace Freedom of Speech for Public Employees"
2007 Annual Conference of Women in Higher Education, Omaha, Nebraska "Negotiating Happiness – Interest-Based Negotiation Techniques"
2006 Foundation Academy of the National Association of Educational Procurement in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Presented all law curricula to new members of the academy
2006 Annual Conference of the Missouri Association of Purchasing Professionals in Lake Ozark, Missouri - “Recent Case Law Relating to Public Bidding, Purchasing and Contracting”
2006 NOVA Therapeutic, Omaha, Nebraska – "Mediation and Negotiation Strategies and Tactics"
2006 Foster Family-Based Treatment Association, Lincoln, Nebraska – "Interest-Based Negotiation Strategies"
2006 Annual Conference of Women in Higher Education, Omaha, Nebraska – "Recognizing and Seizing Opportunities"
2004 Business Leadership Program, College of Saint Mary – “Legal Environment of Business”
2003 Supervisory Training Sessions, College of Saint Mary – “Legal Issues in Hiring and Evaluating Employees”
2002 Annual Conference of the Missouri Association of Purchasing Professionals in Hannibal, Missouri - “You are the Judge - Recent Case Law in Public Purchasing and Contracting.”
2001 Annual Conference of the Missouri Association of Purchasing Professionals in Lake Ozark, Missouri - “How to Avoid Litigation in Public Bidding, Purchasing and Contracting”
2001 Advanced Purchasing Institute, Houston, Texas, sponsored by the National Association of Educational Buyers - “Legal Issues in Electronic Commerce” and other advanced law curricula
2000 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Educational Buyers in San Diego, California - “Recent Decisional Law in Higher Education Purchasing and Contracting”
2000 Advanced Purchasing Institute, Clearwater, Florida, sponsored by the National Association of Educational Buyers - I presented all law curricula to experienced purchasing managers
2000 Basic Purchasing Institute, Tucson, Arizona, sponsored by National Association of Educational Buyers - I presented all law curricula to new purchasing agents
1999 Meeting of the Florida Council of Instructional Affairs in Tallahassee, Florida - “Legal Issues in Distance Learning”
1999 Meeting of the Florida Council of Student Affairs in Tampa, Florida - “Responding to the Dangerous Student” (February 1999)
1999 Faculty Development, Pasco-Hernando Community College – “Legal Issues in the College Classroom”
1994 Law and Higher Education Conference, Clearwater, Florida, sponsored by Stetson Law School – Panel member for “Responding to Campus Crimes”
1993 Law and Higher Education Conference, Clearwater, Florida, sponsored by Stetson Law School - “Disciplining Students for Off-Campus Acts”