Assistant Professor, Composition
PhD (American Studies), Pennsylvania State University
Cory Thomas Hutcheson writes and teaches about folklore, popular culture, African American literature, communication, and contemporary composition. He also worked in the private sector as a Director of Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility for many years and brings an understanding of corporate culture into his classroom. The journal Contemporary Legend published his research on the Philadelphia folk festival known as the Parade of Spirits, and he is currently expanding his research on that parade into a longer piece of scholarship while researching several other folklore-related projects. He has also published on monster play among young fathers for the journal Midwestern Folklore and has been an active reviewer for several journals including the Journal of American Folklore, Western Folklore, Marvels and Tales, New Directions in Folklore, and the Journal of American Ethnic History. Dr. Hutcheson continues to write and share research on North American folklore with the public through online articles and podcasts as well.