It didn’t surprise anybody who knew Brad Hutcheson that he majored in history (along with religion) at the University of Georgia or that he earned a master’s degree in history at the College of Charleston. “I’ve always had this weird need to know what came before me and what came before that and before that,” he says. And he believes “There is no way you can fully understand the present without knowing the past.”
Brad, a native of Macon, Ga., attended Stratford Academy there, and knew since he was a sophomore that he wanted to teach history. He did so at his alma mater for nine years before joining the Baylor faculty.
“I came to Baylor excited about the job, and now that I’m here, I’ve gone from being excited to totally pumped up. I thoroughly enjoy my colleagues, the campus is absolutely beautiful, and I’m impressed with the work ethic of the students. The boarders from different states and countries bring a diversity that adds to the quality of the education.”
Brad “loves to hike, bike, fly fish, kayak…”anything that gets me outdoors.” His passion is travel, and Brad has spent his summers backpacking through all of Western Europe (with the exception of Spain and Portugal), through Denmark and Sweden, throughout Central America, and across Mexico. He has also backpacked across the United States, traveling from national park to national park. He plans to expand his list as time allows.