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Richard Hudson

Program Chair

Area of Focus

  • Engineering

Background

Professor Richard Rocky Hudson, MSST, CPM is the Program Chair for the College of Engineering.

Richard is a Technical Program Management (TPM) and Systems Engineering (SE) Subject Matter Expert, Courseware Developer, and Mentor for 30+ years; focused on Department of Defense and Corporate Program Management – developing and delivering expert TPM and SE courseware to thousands of Leadership Development and Advanced Engineering degree student/employees and presenting at National/International events. From 2008-2011, established MS and DR Degree course plans in TPM and SE and taught the Program Management, Requirements Management, and Systems Engineering.

Richard has over thirty-five years’ experience in Department of Defense and Corporate Program Management, Engineering Excellence, and Professional Mentoring.

Senior Management assignments include:

  • State of New York Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Corporate restructuring as Manager of Emergency Response, Security, Legal, and Facilities Management – providing safe and secure electrical power to 6 million customers;
  • Army Corps of Engineers – Information Technology, Emergency Management Senior Manager, providing Personnel and Emergency Equipment in support of USACE/FEMA Emergency Response;
  • Joint Programs Manager (Commanding Officer) over all DoD Programs at Litton Industries (now known as Northrup Grumman Engineering);
  • Navy Program Manager and Chief Engineer for the CAT-A P-7 (aircraft) Weapon System Acquisition and Production Contract, USAF/Joint Programs Chief Systems Engineer for a CAT-A Classified Tactical Weapon System,
  • IS&S Business Development Lead for US Navy Strategic Planning and Value Proposition Initiatives, and
  • LM MS2 Systems Engineering Senior Manager for Advanced Programs.

Professional Memberships

  • Certified Program Manager from the Institute for Certified Managers