Dr. Hutchins serves as an Associate Professor of Communication at Kennesaw St. University where she teaches a variety of public relations classes such as PR Campaigns and Social Media for PR. Her research is concentrated around PR ethics, social media, and media criticism. Her background as a social media consultant for government, public, and non-profit agencies has provided her with a deep understand of the interdisciplinary role of social media.
She previously taught in the Communication Department at Trinity University. Dr. Hutchins earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University, with a specialization in PR. Her Ph.D. dissertation was focused upon the intersection of public relations and journalism ethics at the University of Utah.
Dr. Hutchins is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America Educator’s Academy and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Public Relations Division.