College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Hudson is a dedicated social work educator and practitioner . Her background includes family-based community mental health, medical and clinical social work, community response to disasters and trauma. She served as a coach and advocate for college students with disabilities for 15 years. Her specific interests include community mental health, emerging adult populations, disability rights, and accessibility. Dr. Hudson has served in higher education taught social work, sociology, and social psychology at the undergraduate level, supervised MSW clinical interns, and provided clinical supervision. She most recently served as an Associate Dean for Student Success at New England College.
Dr Hudson has collaborated and worked on grants including National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and a Title III Strengthening Institutions grant. She received multiple awards at Virginia Tech including the Sally Bohland Award for Excellence in Innovation and Programming and an honorarium from the University of Connecticut for work on accessibility. She conducted investigations for Title IX sexual assault incidents, served on diversity boards and committees, and was a faculty liaison to students injured at Virginia Tech in a campus shooting in 2007. She remains committed to social change through education, clinical work, and community based practice.