Anne H. Charity Hudley is Class of 1952 Term Associate Professor of English, Linguistics, Africana Studies, and Education at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She also directs the William & Mary Scholars Program and co-directs the William & Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE). She is on the executive committee of the Linguistic Society of America. In July 2017, she will become the North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African-America and Director of Undergraduate Research at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her two previous books and 25 publications address the relationship between English language variation and K–16 educational practices and policies. She has earned numerous awards for teaching and is associate editor of Language with specific responsibilities for articles concerning the teaching of linguistics. She has worked with K–12 educators through lectures and workshops sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and by public and independent schools throughout the country.
Dr. Charity Hudley earned a BA and an MA in Linguistics from Harvard University in 1998. She earned a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She was awarded a Ford Pre-Dissertation Fellowship in 2003. From 2003–2005, she was the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellow at Dartmouth College. She received a National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fall 2005, a National Science Foundation Minority Research Starter Grant in 2009, and an NSF Collaborative grant in 2013 to study language and culture in STEM contexts. Charity Hudley was also the principal investigator of grants from the Jessie Ball du-Pont Fund and Bank of America to improve the WMSURE program.