Dr. Michael Hudson, associate professor of geology, began teaching at Ashland University in 1982, where he taught earth science courses including mineralogy, geochemistry, metamorphic petrology and natural disasters. Beloved by his students, Dr. Hudson, or "Doc," served as the adviser to the Geology Club and director of the annual Mohican District Science Fair, and was the recipient of three Mentor Awards, a program that recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. He was active with his students in geochemical research on rocks from both northern New York and north-central Ohio. He also served several terms as Faculty Senate president and was very active on various campus committees. He was a member of the Geological Society of America.
A memorial service celebrating Michael's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 320 Church St., Ashland, with the Rev. Michael Parker officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 320 Church St., Ashland, Ohio; or to Ashland University Geology Club. READ MORE