Wanda Hutchinson is an Associate Professor of Education at Athens State University. Her College of Education and University service includes active participation on the Drug Free Workplace Committee, Tying Excellence to Accountability Mentorship (TEAM) Program and Faculty Affairs Committee. She is the founder of Project DESIGN (Diverse Educators Sharing in a Global Network), a program that endeavors to connect diverse preservice teachers through web-based tools and teleconferencing networks.
During the 2011–12 academic year, she co-authored three publications, "University Mentoring Program Responds to Novice Teacher SOS", "A Comparative Study of Service Preferences of Preservice Teachers Attending a Branch vs. the Main Campus of a Southern University", and "Is Your Online Course Clicking?", which are published in Innovation Abstracts, the Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Online Classroom, respectively. Most recently, she co-chaired the International Alumni Teachers Conference on the campus of Athens State University in April and presented a paper entitled, "Preservice Teacher Perceptions of the Value of the Arts Education in the Community and in the Public Schools" at the Intellectbase International Academic Consortium in Nashville, Tennessee, in May.
She is professionally committed to the International Services Council of Alabama where she serves as a volunteer hostess and leader of international delegations. She is currently serving a second consecutive year as Proposal Committee Chair for the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference.
Hutchinson holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Higher Education from Mississippi State University. Her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees were earned at Alabama A&M University.