Dr. Tracy Hudson is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Cortland in the School of Professional Studies. Her research interest focuses on building teacher capacity to create a culture of care for all students with a special emphasis on males of color. Her work on creating a culture of care in schools was featured in the book Developing Inviting Schools: A Beneficial Framework for Teaching and Leading (Purkey, W., Fretz, J., Novak, J., 2020). Prior to this position, she worked over 30 years in k-12 public school education serving as a teacher, dean of student, high school assistant principal and middle school principal. While serving as a principal, her school received the 2016 & 2017 International Inviting School Practices Award. Dr. Tracy Hudson became a member of Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of the Links Incorporated in 2007. She is currently the chair for the award-winning Services to Youth facet. She takes great pride in this position as it provides her the opportunity to cultivate the minds of young people. Dr. Tracy Hudson life of servitude is evident as she is also a proud member of the Suffolk County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she created the Men of the Future Consortium which was a collaborative program with members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of the Links, Inc. She is also a Silver Life Member of the Islip Town NAACP and has served for over 25 years as the Youth Council Advisor. In May 2022, Dr. Hudson received the You Inspire Me Award from the SUNY NAACP Chapter at Cortland for her outstanding workshops on how to thrive at predominately white institution of higher learning. Dr. Hudson earned an Ed.D. from St. John’s University, master’s degrees from the College of New Rochelle, Lesley University, SUNY Cortland, and a bachelor’s from SUNY Cortland. She is the proud mother of three amazing children, Zenel, Jamel and Chanel. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes. Her favorite classes are Zumba and Spin for life.