Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson
Hutchinson is founder and director of the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) and coordinates the Hunsicker Entrepreneurship Studies (HES) projects at Lafayette College.
Over the last two years EEGLP and HES have, with grant support from the William Clinton Foundation, the William T. Morris Foundation, the Katheryn Wasserman-Davis Foundation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), partnered with residents of devastated and distressed communities in the Yoro region of Honduras, the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, and the city of Easton, Pa., on projects designed to facilitate economic renewal and development and give residents greater voice and agency in their community’s economic affairs and democratic practices.
Between 1996 and 2001, Hutchinson served as an economic adviser –residential and non-residential– to the Government of Jamaica on public finance, global capital markets, and economic development and reform issues, and as a visiting research associate at the International Monetary Fund.
Hutchinson served for five years as dean of studies at Lafayette before returning to the classroom in fall 2006. A particular emphasis during his deanship was the role of the arts, creative humanities and cultural disciplines in liberal learning and undergraduate education.