Audrey Hudgins, EdD

Audrey Hudgins, PhD

EdD, Educational Leadership with a specialization in Non-profit Leadership, Seattle University
MS, Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University
BA, Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, College of William and Mary, Virginia

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone: 206-296-5464

Building/Room: Casey 130-02

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Audrey Hudgins is an Associate Clinical Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University. After retirement from the US Army as a strategic intelligence officer, she began a second career teaching for the Matteo Ricci Institute, Political Science department, and International Studies programs. Dr. Hudgins has held a variety of faculty and staff leadership positions at Seattle University and has received awards in both roles. She presently serves on the College and University non-tenure track committees. Dr. Hudgins is an advocate for im/migrant community through asylum sponsorship and volunteer work with migrant-serving organizations such as Kino Border Initiative.

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Hudgins’s teaching interests include migration, leadership, and national security. Classes she teaches include "Understanding Leadership," "Global Poverty and Migration," “US-Mexico Border: Contemporary Perspectives,” and “National Security Seminar.” Her current research focuses on migration, critical international service-learning, and community development. She is presently authoring a chapter for the second edition of Understanding Global Poverty: Causes, Capabilities and Human Development, which seeks to provide relevant historical, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, best practices, and emerging empirical research about the intersections of migration, poverty, and the capabilities approach to human development. Dr. Hudgins is a scholar-practitioner who works with her students to support the research and information needs of non-profits, most recently Fundación Esperanza de Mexico, a non-governmental organization focusing on community development, and the Archdiocese of Seattle, in its work supporting immigrant communities throughout Western Washington. She also provides pro bono consulting services to a range of non-profits.

Selected Publications

Hudgins, Audrey (2020) “Civic Identity Development in a Critical Service-Learning Context: A Critique of the Civic-Minded Graduate Rubric 2.0” Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education: Vol. 12: No. 1 (Special Edition: Critical Service Learning). Available here.

Hudgins, Audrey (2020, May 13) “National security: ‘Renewed meaning’” Seattle Times Letter to the Editor. Available here.

Hudgins, Audrey (2020, Winter) "The Endless Cycle: Poverty and Conflict" A Matter of Spirit: No. 125. Available here.

Hudgins, Audrey; Sturgeon, Hillary; Islas, Felicia; Liddell, Tammy; Milan, Paul; Montenegro, Alexa; and Aguilar S., Ernesto (2019) "Using Head, Heart and Hands to (De)construct Community Development in Tijuana, Mexico," Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal: Vol. 8: No. 2, Article 6. Available here.

Hudgins, Audrey (2019) “Bienvenidos a la Iniciativa Kino de la Frontera information resource for deported persons” for Kino Border Initiative, Nogales, Mexico.

Hudgins, Audrey (2019) “Retroalimentación sobre las clases de servicio social y formación migratoria / Report on Service-learning Class and Migration Formation Class” for Departamento de Servicio Social, Universidad Ibero Puebla.

Hudgins, Audrey and students of 20WQ UCOR 3600 (2020) “The Catholic Church and the Immigrant: Mapping and Assessing Expressions of Solidarity in Western Washington” for the Archdiocese of Seattle, Seattle. Hudgins, Audrey and students of 20WQ UCOR 1600 (2020) “Fundación Esperanza de México: Empowering People through Housing” for Fundación Esperanza de México, Mexico.