Audrey Hudgins, EDD
EdD in Educational Leadership; Seattle University
MS of Strategic Intelligence; National Intelligence University
BA in Business; College of William and Mary
Building/Room: Casey 130-02
Audrey Hudgins graduated with a degree in Accounting from the College of William and Mary in Virginia before earning a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University while serving as a strategic intelligence officer. After retirement from the US Army, she began a second career as an educator and completed her doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in non-profit leadership at Seattle University. Dr. Hudgins has held a variety of faculty and staff leadership positions at Seattle University and has received awards in both roles. Her teaching interests include leadership, critical service-learning, community engagement, international development, and national security. Classes she teaches include "Understanding Leadership," "Global Poverty and Migration," and “Introduction to Discernment and Community Engagement.”
Her current research focuses on the US-Mexico border, migration, social identity and civic engagement, and service-learning and experiential education. She is presently co-authoring a chapter for Rethinking Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education, which seeks to provide relevant historical, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, best practices, and emerging empirical research about the intersections of diversity, community engagement, and higher education institutions. Dr. Hudgins is a scholar-practitioner who works with her students to support the research and information needs of non-profits, most recently Esperanza, a Mexican non-governmental organization focusing on community development. She also provides measurement and evaluation consulting services to a range of non-profits.