Meet Our Professionals


Jennifer Hudson is Faculty Development Associate. She holds over 15 years of experience in higher education, including faculty development and part-time teaching in Women's and Gender Studies and in English. One of her specific passions is faculty mentoring. Jennifer holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and has published several scholarly essays as well as short fiction and poetry. She also received her Master of Arts in English (literature) here at Southern and is a proud alum. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, women writers and women's literary production, and feminist and queer theories. She has presented in these areas at several regional, national, and international conferences. E-mail Ms. Hudson at


Gabriella Martone is Graduate Assistant. She is a first year student in the School Psychology Program. Following her completion of the program she hopes to work as a school psychologist in a high school setting while pursuing a PhD in the field of adolescent development. She attended the University of Connecticut, from which she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Sciences and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her areas of academic interest include gender disparities in adolescent counseling, violence and aggression in adolescents, and socioeconomic impact on school counseling systems. E-mail Ms. Martone at