Dale R. (Hutch) Hutchcraft | University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Dale R. (Hutch) Hutchcraft, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., Regent University 2009 Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship
M.A., Crown College 2001 Church Leadership Graduate Studies in Theology and Pastoral Ministry Dallas Seminary and Bethel Seminary
B.A., Northwestern College 1976 Pastoral Ministry

Contact Information

Riley Hall, R3224
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113


Dr. Hutchcraft is known as UNWSP renaissance man with diverse fields of study and teaching expertise, including biblical and theological studies, communication, and leadership studies. He has published scholarly articles and spoken internationally on the Biblical topics, Business, and Leadership.

Professor Hutchcraft has served in various pastorates in churches throughout the Midwest for the last 44 years. He has served churches in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Conservative Baptist, and Conservative Congregational Christian Conference and Evangelical Free Church. He has twice served as an area representative for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

He has been teaching at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul since the fall of 2004. In January 2016 he retired from his position as Program Director and professor for CAGS. He now focuses on teaching as an adjunct professor.

Professor Hutchcraft has served as Chaplain for the St. Louis County (MN) Sheriff’s Department, worked in the public school systems as a substitute teacher, soccer coach, basketball coach, and baseball coach, has been a small-town radio personality as well as being involved in the community as an organizer and leader.

He and his wife Cathy have been married 46 years. They have operated their own businesses. They have two married sons and 13 grandchildren. Professor Hutchcraft's hobbies include fishing, traveling, studying history, and playing with his 13 grandchildren and his two dogs a miniature toy poodle named Sidney and English Lab named Duke.

Specialty Areas

  • Leadership
  • Self-Efficacious Autonomous Learning
  • Communications
  • Organizational Development
  • Entrepreneurial Endeavors
  • Bible and Business

Professional Accomplishments

Spiritual Maturity Inventory D. R Hutchcraft & Henry Styron; Next Step Resources 2016 Bloomington MN.

Are You Up To P.A.R.R. Foundations for Performance Appraisal, SEA Consulting Alliance 2012 Zimmerman, MN.

How Can I Share My Faith and Encourage Others Around Me to Adopt the Biblical Worldview? By James G. Raymo & Dale R. Hutchcraft in Douglas S. Huffman, ed., Christian Contours: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, forthcoming).

Functional Learner Autonomy and Christ’s Leadership Development of His Followers Regent University 2009.

Self Efficacious Autonomous Learning and Leadership Development: The Use of Similar Terms for Similar Behaviors in Leadership Discussions. Forthcoming in Conference Presentations The World Caucus of Autonomous Learning Oxford University.

Leadership and Self-Efficacious Autonomous Learning found in 2004 conference proceedings Association of Management/International Association of Management volume 21, No. 2. Maximilian Press Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The Attributes of the Leader, found in The Leader Peru Needs published by the Evangelical Seminary of Lima, Peru, 2004.

Understanding Christo-Centric Leadership and Applying the Concept for Effective Leadership in the Home Church, Community, and the World. Tambov Oblast Christian Union Leadership Conference summer 2013.


Foundational Concepts for Being a Christ Centered Academic Institution of Higher will be presented in Tambov Russia at the Tambov Oblast Christian Union Leadership Conference summer 2013.

Servant Leadership and Teaching in an E-learning Environment eFolio Minnesota Conference 2011.

Foundational Concepts for Being a Christ Centered Academic Institution of Higher Learning NWC Scholarship Symposium 2010.

Practical Implications of Servant Leadership for the College Classroom NWC Scholarship Symposium 2009.

A Closer Look at Followership and What It Tells Us About Leadership NWC Scholarship Symposium 2008.

The Ramifications of the Dark Side of Leadership in the context of the classroom NWC Scholarship Symposium 2007.

Self Efficacious Autonomous Learning and Leadership Development: The Use of Similar Terms For Similar Behaviors in Leadership Discussions presented at The World Caucus of Autonomous Learning at University of Oxford 2006.

Faith Integration

In this essay, William Hasker, notes that “Faith-learning integration may be briefly described as a scholarly project whose goal is to ascertain and to develop integral relationships which exist between the Christian faith and human knowledge, particularly as expressed in the various academic disciplines."

Studying at the university level serves as a capstone for engagement in lifelong learning. Therefore, focus on the learning the grades will take care of themselves.
Dale Hutchcraft
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