Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. Springfield College has once again moved up the list of highest ranked colleges in the influential U.S.News & World Report’s latest edition of "Best Colleges." In the 2015 report, Springfield College is ranked 31—up six spots from last year, and 24 from two years ago—in the first tier in the category of Best Regional Universities – North. There are 138 colleges in the first tier and 180 overall in the category. The Springfield College mission starts with Humanics, the philosophy that has inspired Springfield College from its beginning. Humanics calls for educating the whole person—spirit, mind, and body—for leadership in service to others.
Dr. Janice P. Hudson serves as adjunct faculty at the Tampa Campus of Springfield College. She is an international consultant and educator working to assist organizations and academic institutions in realizing their goals. Dr. Hudson has developed policies, evaluated programs and is an experienced reviewer of proposals for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has provided expert consultation to the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID), The European Union International Poverty Reduction Initiative, as well as to governmental agencies, and transnational corporations across the Caribbean.
Dr. Hudson provides extensive executive, professional, board, and community consultancy and training in many areas including cultural competence and workplace diversity, education leadership, organizational and development, program development and implementation, community education and development, urban youth issues, sexual harassment and women’s development, holistic living and wellness. As an advocate for women and youth, and a certified youth development trainer, Dr. Hudson believes that the ongoing development and sustainability of any society depends on its ability to provide opportunities for meaningful inclusion of all citizens.
Her over twenty five years of experience in the corporate, human/social service, and educational arenas, have afforded her extensive opportunities to touch the lives of many people. She appreciates this as a privilege that keeps her committed to human sustainability through development, education, and the enhancement of cross-cultural relationships through dialogue.