Quortne R. Hutchings, PhD candidate, Diversity Coordinator
Quortne R. Hutchings earned his B.A. in African and African-American Studies with minors in Sociology and Human Development & Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University and earned his M.Ed. in Education, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
He previously served as a Program Coordinator for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual) & Men's Initiatives and Graduate Intern for Seizing Opportunities for Academic Resilience (SOAR) in the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs. Quortne also served as an Academic Advisor in the First & Second Year Advising Office at Loyola University Chicago. Before working at Loyola, he worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a College Scholar Advisor for the People (Pre-College Enrichment Program for Learning Excellence) Program.
Quortne is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the higher education program at Loyola. His research primarily focuses on Black queer men's experiences on college campuses, with an emphasis on masculinity studies, intersectionality, and critical queer frameworks. He has over nine years of higher education professional experience in academic advising, orientation, multicultural affairs, and leadership development.