Directory & Faculty Profiles

Teresa Hutchinson, MBA, Ed.D.

Program Dean of Core Business Programs for the School of Business, Teresa Hutchinson oversees curriculum strategies and new course development for undergraduate and graduate business programs. Driven and resourceful, she develops plans to enhance the student learning experience and increase business acumen for the workplace, integrating cutting-edge tools. Teresa’s 25-year career in higher education includes roles as Campus President for Keiser University, Campus President for Kaplan University and Director of MBA Programs at St. Ambrose University in Iowa. Teresa rejoined University of Phoenix in 2015, and is a key member of the School of Business academic team. Her original role with the University was in 2004 as Corporate Education Manager. A long-time University of Phoenix faculty member, she continues to teach business curriculum. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Food and Nutrition at the University of Iowa, and earned her MBA at St. Ambrose University. She completed her doctoral studies in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Educational Technology at University of Phoenix, Her dissertation focuses on the assessment of complex computer simulations in MBA courses and the role that instructional technology plays in providing effective learning experiences. A believer in continuous improvement, Teresa’s scholarship includes work for KJWW Engineering in employee development and a variety of presentations in the areas of sales, marketing and instructional technology. “Our curriculum drives the success of students in the marketplace. The greatest gift we can offer is an exceptional learning experience geared toward success for our students and aligned to corporate partner needs.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Primary College or School: 
School of Business