I am a professor, author, trainer, and community organizer with a doctorate from the University of California Santa Barbara in Communication Studies with an interdisciplinary emphasis in Psychology. My research and publications examine the intersections of social identities, such as race and gender, and how they affect our perception and communication with others. I am a tenured professor in the Communication Department at Santa Barbara City College where I teach Interpersonal Communication and Leadership for a Global Society. Through my DEI firm, Ally to Accomplice, I provide rigorous, meaningful, and effective professional development training for adults seeking to develop skills that empower them to act as change agents for a more inclusive and just society.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Intergroup Biases (Implicit Bias)
Social Justice Leadership
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Equity in Education
Equitable Online Teaching
Conflict and Mediation
Ph.D. in Communication, University of California Santa Barbara.
Emphasis: Psychology, Intergroup Perception and Communication.
M.A. in Speech Communication, California State University Fullerton.
Emphasis: Interpersonal Communication, Persuasion.
B.A. in Communication, University of California Santa Barbara.
Emphasis: Communication, Spanish.
University of Costa Rica Education Abroad Program through University of California Santa Barbara.
Emphasis: Intercultural Communication, Linguistics.
I have engaged in 200+ hours of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism training and education, including but not limited to the following:
Equity Now! Training Series offered by USC Equity Institute/ USC Race and Equity Center. April 2020.
NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.
Advanced Facilitation Skills for Workshops Aimed at Challenging Racism. May 2019.
Crossroads Training, Santa Barbara City College. Jan., April, July, Sept. 2019.
White Nationalism: The Threat to Democratic Institutions & How to Respond. May 2019.
Best Practices for Racial Affinity Caucusing. Jan. 2019.
Dismantling Institutional Racism. March 2019.
Understanding Systemic Racism. Nov. 2018.
Mobilizing Allies: Best Practices for Interpersonal Connections. March 2018..
How to Explain Privilege on a Napkin. May 2016
Just Communities Student Equity Training, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). Aug. 2015.
FACILITATOR & TRAINER EXPERIENCE
Ally to Accomplice LLC DEI Training- Co-Founder & Co-Facilitator. May 2020- present.
Equity Mindset Series for SBCC Faculty- Designer and Facilitator. October-present.
Online Teaching with an Equity Mindset for SBCC Credit Faculty- Creator. May 2020-present.
Online Teaching with an Equity Mindset for SBCC Noncredit Faculty- Creator. June 2020- present.
Serving Students with an Equity Mindset for SBCC Managers & Staff- Creator. Sept.2020.
Equity Mindset Series Professional Development Training for SBCC School of Extended Learning- Creator and Facilitator. Oct. 2019-present.
SBCC Affective Learning Institute (ALI)- Facilitator. 2019, 2020, 2021.
What is Systemic Racism? SURJ Community Workshop Facilitator. Sept. 2017.
How to Explain White Privilege to Skeptics. SURJ Community Workshop Facilitator. June 2017.
Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy: Examining Our Blind Spots, Faculty Inservice Facilitator. Aug. 2015.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS
Disrupting Racism: Foundations for Moving from Ally to Accomplice. Presentation for the Center for Equity & Social Justice, Santa Barbara City College Jul 1, 2020.
KCSB: Showing Up for Racial Justice in Santa Barbara with Carrie Hutchinson (radio interview).
Leaders for Equity Anti-Racism & Reparations Now (LEARN): A model for a collaborative approach to change. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), Portland. May 2019.
Raising Antiracist Kids. Guest Speaker for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Santa Barbara. April 2019.
What Can You, Personally, Do About Racism? Guest Lecturer for Global Studies, SBCC. April 2019.
Social Justice Organizing & Activism. Guest Lecturer for UCSB Leadership Program. Sept. 2018.
Are You Talking to ME? Why everyone is needed in the fight for a more equitable world. Association for Women in Communication 2018 Woman of Achievement Award Acceptance Presentation. June 2018.
Our Liberation is Bound in Each Others: Intersectional Activism is the New Feminism. Keynote Speaker, Santa Barbara Associates Luncheon. April 2017.
A Conversation About Hate: The Roots of Intergroup Conflict. Panel speaker at SBCC. April 2017.
Comfort Zones: Diving Into Antiracist Activism. Speaker at Women’s March Santa Barbara. Jan. 2017.
Looking at Our Past, Present, and Future. Speaker at Charlottesville Solidarity Rally. Aug. 2017.
The Revolution Will Be Intersectional. Speaker at Pride Festival and Rally. Aug. 2017.
Biased Language & Discrimination. Keynote Speaker for the Anti-Defamation League. April 2013.
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Santa Barbara. Chapter Co-Founder. Nov. 2016-present.
Leaders for Equity, Antiracism, & Reparations Now (LEARN). Founding Member. Spring 2018-present.
Together Women Rise. Santa Barbara Chapter 5 Founder. April 2014-present.
Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. July 2019.
Hayward Award for Excellence in Education, Sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges: Nominee, 2018.
2018 Woman of Achievement, Association for Women in Communication. June 2018.
Above and Beyond Faculty Recognition Award, SBCC Educational Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS). Spring 2012.
Top Paper in Intergroup Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference, New York. May 2005.
Debut Award for Independent Research: WSCA Conference. Feb. 2001.
Top Paper in Health Communication, WSCA Conference. Feb. 2001.
Outstanding Teaching Associate of the Year, California State University Fullerton. May 2000.
Faculty Mentor, Umoja Community of Santa Barbara City College. Fall 2018-Spring 2019.
Member, International Education Committee, Santa Barbara City College. 2006-present.
Department Chair, Santa Barbara City College Department of Communication. Fall 2015-Fall 2018.
Committee Chair, International Education Committee, Santa Barbara City College. 2009-2017.
Member, Honors Advisory Committee, Santa Barbara City College. 2009-2017.
Member, Santa Barbara City College Accreditation Committee for Educational Programs. Spring 2014.
Director, Annual Lancaster Speech Tournament, Santa Barbara City College. 2004-2007.
Panel Chair, Communication & Technology, National Communication Association Conference. 2005.
Reviewer, Communication & Technology, National Communication Association Conference. 2004-2005.
Reviewer, Student Division, National Communication Association Conference. 2003.
Member, Technology Committee, University of California Santa Barbara. 2001-2003.
Tournament Judge, Debate and Forensics, California State University Fullerton. 1999-2000.
Full-time, Tenured Professor
Santa Barbara City College, Department of Communication. 2005-present.
Study Abroad Director
Santa Barbara City College Study Abroad Programs. 2006-present.
Design and teach study abroad programs for students. Destinations have included Cuba, India, Rwanda, Australia, South Africa, Czech Republic, Germany, and The Netherlands.
World Smart Leadership Program, Traveling Professor
University of Colorado, Denver, Department of Communication. 2004-2005.
Taught Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict, and Leadership courses to college students from 25 different countries as we traveled together across three continents for one year.
Santa Barbara City College, Department of Communication. 2002-2004.
California State University Fullerton, Department of Marketing. 1998-2000 .
California State University Fullerton, Department of Speech Communication. 1999-2001.
Fullerton College, Humanities Division. 2000-2001.
Saddleback College, Fine Arts Division. 2000-2001.
Cypress College, Language Arts Division. 2000-2001.
Hutchinson, C.C. (2020) Change Agent Toolkit: How Ordinary People Can Create a More Equitable & Just Society. New York: Kindle Direct Publishing.
Hutchinson, C.C. (2017, 2014, 2012) Interpersonal Communication: Navigating Relationships in a Changing World. New York: Hayden McNeil.
Hutchinson, C.C. (2011). Intercultural Communication: A Guide for the Global Village. Amazon.com
Hutchinson, C.C. (2010) Cross-Cultural Communication. Amazon.com.
Cropley, C. J. (2010). Two to Tango: Understanding and Applying Theories of Interpersonal Communication. San Diego: National Social Science Press.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Cropley, C.J. (2007). A latent variable analysis of couple closeness, attributions, and relational satisfaction. The Family Journal, 16(4).
Cropley, C.J. (2006). The moderating role of personality attributes in predicting persuasive effectiveness of partners and relapse potential of substance abusers. Addiction Research and Theory, 14(5), 493-509.
Cropley, C.J. (2003). The effect of provider gender and persuasive strategy on patient compliance and satisfaction. American Journal of Health Studies, 18, 117-125.
Adler, R.B & Rodman, G. (2010). Understanding Human Communication, 11th ed. New York: Oxford University Press. Contributing Editor and Author.
Cropley, C.J. (2008). Service Learning. In R.B. Adler, & G. Rodman (Eds.) Understanding Human Communication, 10th ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
Workbooks and Manuals
Cropley, C.J. (2007) Guide to Success in Business Communication: Course Manual and Workbook. San Diego: National Social Science Press.
Cropley, C.J. & Wiemann, M. O. (2007). Interpersonal Communication Course Manual and Workbook. San Diego: National Social Science Press.
Contributions to Research Projects
Communication Research Measures, Volume 2, Organizational Communication Chapter,
Assistant to Dr. David Seibold, Department Chair, University of California Santa Barbara.
Second Language Acquisition and Identity, Assistant to Dr. Kimberly Knowles, Visiting Professor, University of California Santa Barbara.
Bilingual Education and Self-Esteem of Native Spanish Speakers, Assistant to Dr. Scott Reid, Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara.
Which Part of “No Justice, No Peace” Do You Not Understand? Santa Barbara Independent. Sept. 2020.
No More Hollow Statements. Santa Barbara Independent. June 2020.
Campus Cops Don’t Make Everyone Safer. Santa Barbara Independent. Feb. 2018.
Waking Up to White Supremacy. Santa Barbara Independent. Sept. 2017.
GRANTS AND FUNDING
Regents Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara.
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara.
Faculty Research Assistance Grant, University of California Santa Barbara.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). Portland, 2019.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). New Orleans, 2018.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). Fortworth, May 2017.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). San Francisco, May 2016.
Association of International Educators Conference (NAFSA). Boston, May 2015.
International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. San Francisco, May 2007.
National Communication Association (NCA) Conference. Boston, Nov. 2005.
National Communication Association (NCA) Conference. New Orleans, Nov. 2002.
International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Seoul, Korea. July 2001.