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About William E. Hudson

William E. Hudson is a Professor of Political Science at Providence College where he teaches courses in American politics and public policy. Hudson hails from the Midwest where he earned a BA from Indiana University in 1970. He earned his Ph.D. at Brown (1976). After initial work on federal grant politics, Hudson’s research concentrated on state level economic development policy in the 1980s. More recently, his research interests have turned to both Catholic Social Teaching’s impact on contemporary public policy debates and on federal fiscal policy. Since 1974, he has taught at PC and served in a variety of administrative capacities including Department chair, Director of the Public Administration Program, Director of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, Chair of the Core Curriculum Review Committee, and Chair of the Committee to Aid Faculty Research.


Present Professor of Political Science, Providence College

Honors and Awards

  • Paul J. Weber Award, Religion and Politics Section, American Political Science Association
  • Faculty Research Award- AAUP Providence Chapter
  • Recipient Quebec Research Grant for research on Quebec politics, June-July 1988 Montreal and Quebec City


  • PSC 101 Politics
  • PSC 201 American Government and Politics
  • PSC 318 American Public Policy
  • PSC 488 America's Fiscal Future

Books and Contributions to Books (4)

Articles (9)

Book Reviews (4)