Camille BELL-HUTCHINSON, B.Sc, Dip. Ed, MA(Ed), PhD (UWI)

Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson is as much an academic as she is a strategic higher education administrator. She is currently the Vice-President (Academic) at the Caribbean Military Academy and brings to the Academy over three decades of experience at various levels of the educational system in Jamaica.

Dr Bell-Hutchinson is a graduate of The UWI, Mona and holds a Bachelor of Science (General) degree in Mathematics and Chemistry, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education with distinction, specializing in the Teaching of Mathematics, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with specialization in Mathematics Education. She was the first Doctoral graduate specializing in Mathematics Education at The UWI, Mona. Dr Bell-Hutchinson also holds a Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, a Certificate in Introductory Project Management from Florida International University and is an alumna of Cornell University’s distinguished Administrative Management Institute.

At the UWI Dr Bell-Hutchinson served as Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Head of the Science, Mathematics and Information Technology Centre, Quality Assurance Officer in the Board for Undergraduate Studies, and Deputy Dean (Academic Quality Assurance) for the Faculty of Humanities and Education. She was appointed the first female Campus Registrar for The UWI Mona in 2007, a position which she held until July 2019.

Dr Bell-Hutchinson has served locally, regionally, and internationally in various capacities. She is a former member of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and Co-Chair of the Education Sub-Committee of the Commission. She is a former Chief Examiner for the Caribbean Examinations’ Council’s CSEC Mathematics Examinations, lead author of the first National Mathematics and Numeracy Policy in Jamaica, consultant and lead author of the Handbook for Numeracy Coordinators for the Eastern Caribbean and has written articles and book chapters and presented at academic conferences in areas including academic quality assurance, mathematical thinking, and student assessment in higher education. Her work in academic quality assurance led to her being part of a UWI team of QA experts responsible for the training of higher education administrators in Suriname for the establishment of a Quality Assurance System for Tertiary and Higher Education.

Internationally, Dr Bell-Hutchinson was a Caribbean representative on the Organization of American States (OAS) Academic and Technical Studies Scholarships Selection Committee in Washington DC between 2013 and 2018 and delivered specially invited presentations on Education in the Caribbean on behalf of the OAS. She is currently the Chair of the National Mathematics Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and continues to be integrally involved in teacher training in Jamaica.