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Charity Hudley to be featured on With Good Reason

Anne Charity Hudley may be heard this coming week on the public radio program, With Good Reason.

Hudley will be heard on the broadcast which airs in markets around the country beginning Saturday, Oct. 4 and running through Oct. 10. The show may be heard locally on Richmond’s WCVE radio Saturday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. and on Norfolk’s WHRV at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Other broadcast times and stations are posted online.

With Good Reason logoAn associate professor of English, linguistics, Africana studies and education, Hudley will discuss issues of linguistics and cultural diversity. Charity Hudley is the coauthor of  "We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom” with Christine Mallinson, an associate professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). The book addresses techniques teachers may use in the classroom to ensure students don’t suffer – aren’t marginalized – in class because of their dialects.   

Much of Charity Hudley’s research addresses the relationship between language variation and Pre K-16 educational practices and policies. She works regularly with K-12 teachers through lectures and workshops sponsored by public and independent schools throughout the country as well as by the American Federation of Teachers. Charity Hudley is the College's inaugural professor of community studies.

She has served as a consultant to the National Research Council Committee on Language and Education and to the National Science Foundation’s Committee on Broadening Participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Sciences. Charity Hudley earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in linguistics from Harvard University and a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a regular contributor on Slate.com’s Lexicon Valley, a blog about language.

With Good Reason may also be heard via podcast. You may subscribe to the podcast online.