Natalie Hudson Ph.D. - Bio

Dr. Natalie Hudson is an Assistant Professor in Residence for UNLV Singapore, teaching English language and executive education courses. She was a faculty member on the main campus for eight years for the English Language Center in the College of Liberal Arts. She was also a part-time faculty member for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education where she taught both undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses on theories of language acquisition and methods for English language teaching. In addition to teaching, she was a consultant at the UNLV Writing Center, assisting undergraduate and graduate students with writing assignments such as essays, research papers, masterís theses, and doctoral dissertations.

Dr. Hudson holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a masterís degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in teaching English as a second language (TESL) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her Ph.D. in TESL is also from UNLV. Her 17 years of teaching experience include teaching for English First in China, Universidad Partenůn in Mexico, FLS International, the College of Southern Nevada, and Sierra Nevada College.

She was awarded the UNLV Outstanding Teaching by Part-Time Faculty Award in 2008. She was also a UNLV GREAT (Graduate Research Training) Assistantship recipient and Presidentís Graduate Fellowship nominee in 2008. She was also a UNLV Marjorie Barrick Fellowship finalist and a CATESOL Rick Sullivan Award recipient in 2010.

Dr. Hudsonís research interests are gesture in relation to second language acquisition and teacher self-disclosure. She has recently published a book on her research and has presented at numerous regional and international conferences. Her personal interests are traveling and studying languages. She has formally studied Spanish, German, Farsi, Chinese, and French.

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