Anne Harper Charity Hudley is Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics, Africana Studies and the William and the inaugural William and Mary Professor of Community Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She directs the William and Mary Scholars Program and is the co-director, with Cheryl Dickter, of the William and Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience. Her research and publications address the relationship between language variation and Pre K-16 educational practices and policies.
Her second book We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom co-authored with Christine Mallinson of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is published by Teachers College Press in the Language and Literacy Series. Her first book Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools, also co-authored with Christine Mallinson of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is published by Teachers College Press in the Multicultural Studies Series.
Her other publications appear in journals including Child Development, Language Variation and Change, American Speech, Language and Linguistics Compass, Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, and in several book collections including the Handbook of African-American Psychology, Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Literacy Education, Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Language in Society.
Charity Hudley 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. She serves on editorial board of the Sociolinguistics division of Language and Linguistics Compass and on the Linguistic Society of America Committee on Linguistics in Higher Education as an undergraduate program representative and the chair of the subcommittee on diversity. She works 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.