Jean Hudson joined the Department of Art History as Curator of the Media Center in 1996. She is responsible for digital media and technology resources that support departmental programs. In addition to overseeing the development and management of databases and digital delivery systems for image and text files, she administers research collections held in the department and college, including the School of Art and Design Library housed in the William Johnston Building. She trains and supervises graduate assistant staff, manages technology support, and prepares promotional materials and websites.
Every fall and spring semester Hudson teaches the undergraduate course, Information Technology for Art Historians (ARH 2814), which fulfills the university’s computer literacy requirement with an emphasis on skills specifically beneficial to the art historian: discriminating research; scholarly writing and collaborative editing; the acquisition, refinement, and presentation of images; database development; and navigating a constantly changing technological environment.