Susan Hudson, Ph.D.

Professor - Leisure, Youth & Human Services

Dr. Hudson has been member of the Leisure, Youth and Human Services faculty since 1994. She holds one of three endowed professorships in the United States in the area of Leisure and Youth Services. Dr. Hudson has a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service. She has served as Division Coordinator and Coordinator of LYHS graduate studies at UNI. In addition to her work within the Division, she is also the Education Director of the National Program for Playground Safety, the premier nonprofit organization in America created to help develop safe outdoor play areas for children. 

Along with her LYHS colleagues, Dr. Hudson has co-authored eight textbooks in the areas of management, programming, and leadership. Her most recent book, S.A.F.E. Play Areas: Creation, Renovation, and Maintenance was co-authored with her NPPS colleagues. 

Dr. Hudson's research interests focus on nonprofit management, community rogramming, facilities design and play for children.

(319) 273-2790
(319) 273-5958
Office Location: 

HPC 105

Mailing Address: 

University of Northern Iowa
203 Wellness & Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241