Neal Hutchens, Contributing Editor
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Dept. of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
Neal Hutchens is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky. His scholarship centers on law and policy issues in higher education, with much of his research focused on speech and expression issues in higher education, including in relation to academic freedom and student speech.
Hutchens earned a Ph.D. in education policy with a specialization in higher education from the University of Maryland. While in graduate school, he served as a legislative fellow on the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. As a legislative fellow, Hutchens worked on numerous legislative issues related to education, including the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. He earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Alabama Law Review.
His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in publications that include the Journal of College and University Law, West's Education Law Reporter, the Journal of Law and Education, and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.