Dr. Philip Cate Huckins is an Associate Professor of Education at New England College. After serving honorably in the United States Air Force, Professor Huckins attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education and a Massachusetts Certification in teaching. He continued his studies at Boston College from which he graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Dr. Huckins then assumed his first teaching position in the English Department of St. John’s Preparatory School, in Danvers, Massachusetts. While there he also completed a Master of Education degree in Counseling Psychology at Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
After his experience at St. John’s Prep, Dr. Huckins moved to a position at Salem State College, in Salem, Massachusetts, working at first as a counselor for at-risk youth, and then as the Foreign Student Advisor. While at Salem State College he began his post secondary teaching career, serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the English Department.
Dr. Huckins then completed a Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College. His dissertation focused on federal programs created in the 19th century to educate the Native American.
Since assuming his position at New England College, Professor Huckins has continued his education, having taken several courses in the area of Education Law, which were the genesis of a course that he now teaches at the college. In addition, Dr. Huckins has attended myriad conferences and seminars and has been tasked by the New Hampshire State Fire Academy to help them improve the instructional components of their programs.
Several years ago Dr. Huckins, working with interested students at the college, began the Women’s Ice Hockey program, which has grown into a highly competitive organization as a part of the ECAC. Dr. Huckins is a level three ice hockey official for USA Hockey and was last year invited by them to attend Seminar Instructor training in Lake Placid, New York, which he completed and now serves as an instructor.
Professor Huckins has served as a lead organizer for College Convention 2004 and 2008, one of the largest political gatherings in the Northeast.
Lastly, as a Justice of the Peace for the State of New Hampshire, Dr. Huckins has officiated at the weddings of dozens of his former students.