Interim Director: Amy Hudnall
Amy C. Hudnall is an alumna of CAS, earning a B.A. in German Studies and a B.A. and M.A. in History from Appalachian State. The recipient of the 2015 Wayne D. Duncan Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship for Outstanding Teaching in General Education, Hudnall holds a dual appointment as a senior lecturer in the Department of History and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (Global Studies). She is also a Fellow at the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, and on the Advisory Board of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.
Hudnall's work focuses on key aspects of genocide, in particular trauma theory, perpetrators and cross-cultural conflict. She has written numerous articles and book chapters, as well as presented at multiple venues around the world. Hudnall has been affiliated with the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies since its inception 20 years ago. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and was the Executive Director of the nonprofit horse rescue, Horse Helpers of the High Country, for 17 years. As such, she will contribute administrative and fundraising skills to her role as Interim Director. Hudnall is excited to help the Center move into a new and important phase of growth drawing on the support and investment of our university and community members.