Dr. Nancie J. Hudson

Nancie Hudson



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  • Public Speaking
  • Principles of Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Persuasion


  • Ph.D. University of South Florida
  • M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.S. Grand Valley State University


Dr. Nancie J. Hudson joined the Communication Studies faculty in 2017.  Dr. Nancie J. Hudson is a critical scholar who studies the performance of identity in social interaction in interpersonal and organizational contexts. Her work has been published in the Journal of Family Communication, the Journal of Loss and Trauma, and Text & Talk: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse & Communication Studies.

A former business writer from Michigan, Dr. Hudson changed careers after volunteering to teach writing workshops in her local community. Previously she taught First-Year Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado and taught Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication at the University of South Florida. At USF, she received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Since joining the Communication Studies faculty at Cal Poly, Dr. Hudson has been studying diversity and inclusion issues in higher education. She uses inclusive teaching practices in her classrooms to create a supportive learning environment where all students will feel welcome and respected regardless of differences in social identity.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring small towns, parks and beaches on the California coast, going to farmer’s markets and festivals, reading new books, writing humor essays, and watching good movies.


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