Scott Hutcheson is a social scientist who, since 1992, has been seeking to better understand strategy and collaboration. His focus is on helping teams, organizations, and communities manage complex technical and social challenges. He works in diverse settings like economic development, innovation, scientific discovery, business growth, and social change. 

Scott has been engaged by over 500 clients from industry, the public sector, higher education, and nonprofits from across the U.S. and internationally. He has worked with the White House, Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, USDA, and other federal agencies in the design and execution of strategies to help manage complex grand challenges related to economic growth, innovation, and public health.  

He teaches for Purdue University and has served as a visiting faculty member at other universities, both in the U.S. and abroad. Scott designs and delivers courses and learning experiences that have a global reach. He's taught thousands of learners from over 140 countries.

Scott writes for academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. His latest book Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership will be released in May 7, 2019 by Wiley. 

Prior to his career in academia, Scott worked in both software development and social change with American Airlines and United Way. He has a Ph.D. in public policy, a masters in public administration, and an undergraduate degree in theatre. His doctoral research was on effective strategy in economic development. Scott’s CV is available here.

During high school and college Scott worked in restaurant kitchens. He still loves to cook and in his spare time he writes about food for newspapers, magazines, books and television. His food writing has garnered several awards and recognitions including two Emmy nominations for his work on WFYI Public Television in Indianapolis. 

Scott is married to Lisa Hutcheson, who works in mental health policy. They live near Indianapolis, where they are slowly restoring a 1932 Tudor Revival home in the historic Town of Ulen (pop. 117). They have two sons. Henry is studying at Purdue and Oliver is in high School.