Professor of Public Policy
Research: communications policy; communications project planning and evaluation
- J.D., University of Texas at Austin
- Ph.D., Communication Research, Stanford University
- M.A., Communication Research, Stanford University
- B.A., Honours English Language and Literature, University of British Columbia
Heather Hudson is a professor of public policy at ISER. She is on leave during spring 2013, writing a book on the history of telecommunications in Alaska and carrying out other research projects before returning to the ISER faculty later in the year.
Dr. Hudson was ISER’s director from 2010 through 2012. She came to ISER from the University of San Francisco, where she founded the Telecommunications Management and Policy Program.
She has conducted research in Alaska, northern Canada, and more than 50 developing countries. Her professional experience includes research on applications and effects of new communications technologies and policies to extend access to communications, particularly in remote and developing regions. She has also developed and taught graduate courses in communications policy, international communications, communications project planning and evaluation, and trends in new technologies.