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Professor Emeritus Jane Hudak published in prestigious international journal

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By Zion Banks, Agora Editor

Professor Emeritus Jane Hudak retired from Governors State University (GovState) in 2021, capping an 18-year teaching and administrative  career with the university, however she's  still at work for Jaguars.

Dr. Hudak's work was recently published in the International Journal of Education through Art (IJEA), a journal that promotes relationships between art and education. Her critical essay, “The genesis and early history of the International Society for Education through Art: Idealism and optimism after the destruction of two World Wars," was posted in March.

Seeing her work in the professional journal was a dream come true, Hudak said. “This is the most prestigious international journal in my field of art education. It is incredibly hard to get published in it…. and has been on my bucket list for the last 20 years!”

Nearly 20 years ago, Hudak was hired as GovState's Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. A year later, in 2009, she began teaching  in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and retired in 2021 as a Full Professor. 

Despite retirement, Hudak remains connected to GovState.

In May, she will lead an art workshop called “Nurturing Self Care through a Sense of Wonder and Creativity" in Treogat, France. One of GovState's Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctoral graduates, Dr. Carla Anyaso ('16), will be joining the week long workshop with Hudak.

“I am delighted to represent the United States, GovState, and of course, our College of Arts and Sciences,” said Hudak.