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  • Pete_HutchinsonPeter M. Hutchinson, M.A., Ph.D.

    Professor of Economics

    pete.hutchinson@email.stvincent.edu
    724.805.2193
    Aurelius Hall, Room 315

    Expertise: Econometrics, Urban and Regional Economics

    Education

    • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh 
    • M.A., University of Pittsburgh 
    • B.A., Saint Vincent College

    Courses Taught

    • EC 201 Microeconomic Theory 
    • EC 360 Econometrics 
    • BA 350 Statistics I 
    • BA 351 Statistics II

    A Short Biography

    ACADEMIC POSITIONS

    • Professor of Economics, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, 2002-present 
    • Dean of Institutional Advancement, Saint Vincent College, 1997-2002 
    • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Bowling Green, OH, 1988-97 
    • Emeritus Professor of Economics, BGSU, 1997-present 
    • Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor of Economics, BGSU, 1981-97, 1975-81, 1971-75 respectively 
    • Associate Dean, College of Business Administration, BGSU, 1984-88 
    • Project Assistant to the Vice President for Planning and Budgeting, BGSU, 1983-84 
    • American Council on Education Fellow, Office of the President, BGSU, 1982-83 
    • Director, Graduate Studies in Economics, BGSU, 1979-82

    NONACADEMIC POSITIONS AND CONSULTANTSHIPS

    • Consultant, Marathon Management Practice Program, Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, Ohio, 1983-90 
    • Economist, Economics Division, Marathon Oil Company, summers of 1977-84 
    • Business and Economic Consultant, Fred W. Uhlman & Company, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1977-81

    RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

    • Most of my prior research consists of applied econometric modeling. Several themes have pervaded my research, including the following:
      • Research on the effects of the transportation network and racial housing segregation on employment of the urban poor. This research arose out of my doctoral dissertation. 
      • Research dealing with urban mortgage lending patterns, with a particular focus on relationships between spatial lending patterns and the racial composition of urban neighborhoods. This research was conducted with two colleagues from Bowling Green State University and was sponsored by a research grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
      • Regional analysis of the refining industry arising out of consulting work performed with Marathon Oil Company. 
      • Regional analysis of wage rate determination within an urban hierarchy.
       
    • I also have published work dealing with higher education issues including gender equity related to faculty salaries and promotion, and institutional self-studies. 
    • I also have published work in the area of economic education, in particular an article dealing with the impact of studying microeconomics on students’ analytical thinking skills. 
    • Recipient of several grants, including major grants from the Cleveland Foundation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • In my current position at Saint Vincent College, I am responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomic theory, econometrics, and statistics. 
    • At Bowling Green State University I taught graduate and undergraduate courses and seminars in regional economics, urban economics, econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, money and banking, and economic research methods. I also taught University Honors courses in introductory microeconomics.

    SELECTED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES

    • Participant, Pearl River Delta (PRD) Faculty Development Program conducted by the ASIANetwork and the Hong Kong American Center, June 24-July 18, 2005. 
    • A Fulbright-Hays faculty delegation studying the economic, social, cultural, and political development in Hong Kong and the PRD region of China. I participated in a faculty work group focusing on the development of regional planning strategies and the impact of rapid economic development on the environment.

    SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

    • Alumnus of Distinction, Saint Vincent College Alumni Association, October 3, 2008 
    • William T. Jerome, III Award to the Outstanding University Administrator from the Undergraduate Student Government, Bowling Green State University, 1989 
    • Master Teacher Award, Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Alumni Association, 1984 
    • American Council on Education Fellowship in Academic Administration, 1982-83

    COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES

    • Member of the Executive Committee, Smart-Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, March 2001-2004 
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Wood County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1993-97 
    • Wood County Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, 1990-97; President, 1994-97 
    • Elected member of the Board of Education, Bowling Green City School District, 1982-91; President of the Board, 1991, 1987, 1984; Vice-President, 1990, 1986, 1983 
    • Citizens in Support of our Schools, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1979, 1981 (Co-Chair); coordinated local school levy campaigns