- A longtime educator and administrator at The University of Southern
Mississippi has been named interim associate dean for the College
Dr. Jane Hudson,
who has chaired the Southern Miss Department of Medical Technology
since 1987, will assume the associate dean post Aug. 1.
be working under Dr. Joan Exline, who was named interim dean for
the College of Health July 1.
had the opportunity of working with Dr. Exline on committees before
and have been impressed with her leadership skills," Hudson
said. "I am excited about her vision for the College of Health
and am looking forward to working with her, the chairs and directors,
faculty, staff and students.
the new College of Health has an outstanding future, and I am pleased
to have the opportunity to participate in its development."
A faculty member
at Southern Miss since 1973, Hudson said she has experience in most
of the areas she will be addressing in her new role as associate
dean. Hudson's primary responsibilities will involve working with
the College of Health's students and curriculum.
the recently restructured College of Health include the departments
of Nursing, Social Work, Community Health Sciences, Nutrition and
Dietetics, Institutional Management, Human Nutrition, Medical Technology,
Human Performance and Recreation, and Speech and Hearing Sciences.
a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Mississippi University
for Women, a master's degree in medical technology from Mississippi
State University, and a doctorate in educational administration
from The University of Southern Mississippi. She also has a medical
technology certificate from Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala.
Among the awards
Hudson has received during her career are the Southern Miss Excellence
in Teaching Award (three times), the Southern MissJ Excellence in
Service Award, the Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (SCLS)
Educator of the Year Award and the SCLS Member of the Year Award.
She has also
received the HEADWAE Award from the Mississippi Legislature as a
representative from Southern Miss and the Omicron Sigma Award for
professional service at the state and national levels.
Hudson is responsible
for numerous publications, most recently having edited and authored
11 chapters for the textbook Principles of Clinical Laboratory Management,
which will be published this fall.
Prior to working
at Southern Miss, Hudson was director of the Medical Laboratory
Technician Program at Dalton Junior College in Dalton, Ga. She also
served as a medical technologist at Providence Hospital in Mobile,