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Shelby Hutchens


Shelby Hutchens, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor – teaching classes in the recreation, sport, and hospitality management emphasis area. Dr. Hutchens earned his Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University (2016) and his M.Ed. (2018) and Ph.D. (2021) in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation with an emphasis in Recreation and Sport Management.

He has previously been heavily involved in the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society’s high school fishing effort, serving as a mentor and coach for teams in Arkansas and Texas. He is an avid outdoorsman and tournament angler, but also enjoys tennis, golf, and weightlifting.


  • Instructs recreation, sport, and hospitality management courses

Courses Taught

  • Practicum
  • Methods and Leadership
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Event Design
  • Pre-Internship

Research Interests

  • Organizational psychology & leader personality in sport and recreation
  • Resilience in sport
  • Wellness through sport
Shelby Hutchens
Dr. Shelby Hutchens
Assistant Professor

Phone: (620) 235-4664

Office: 101D Student Recreation Center

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