Jean Hudson joined the Department of Art History as Curator of the Media Center in 1996. She is responsible for the digital media and technology resources that support Art History instruction. 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 Art and Design Library in the William Johnston Building. She trains and supervises graduate assistant staff, manages technology support, and prepares promotional materials and websites. Hudson served as member and chair of the College of Fine Arts WJB Gallery committee from 2012 to 2021. She has also served on the FSU Faculty Senate Technology Committee and is currently serving (2021–24) on the University Curriculum Committee.
Every fall and spring semester Hudson teaches the undergraduate course, Information Technology for the Art Historian (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.