Academic Credentials
  • M.L.S., Legal Studies, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU, 2022
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • B.S., Naval Architecture, United States Naval Academy, 1989
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #38178
  • Professional Engineer, Maryland, #31148
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Texas, #128035
  • Professional Engineer, Virginia, #0402024913
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 2005 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2001 - 2014
  • Lecturer, Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2000 - 2014
  • Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995
Professional Honors
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Past President, Coasts, Oceans, Ports, & Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLAUS)
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Dr. Hudson specializes in marine vessels, floating structures, and waterfront infrastructure. He applies his expertise to the investigation and analysis of naval and commercial vessels, recreational boats, ship repair, marine cranes, marine terminals and facilities, coastal engineering, subsea cables, industrial diving operations, and marine workplace safety. 

Dr. Hudson's project experience includes reconstruction of commercial and recreational vessel accidents, analysis of vessel allisions and collisions, vessel grounding and sinking, stability analysis of vessels and barges, ship cargo securement and damage, seawalls, and operations related to drydocks and ship repair facilities. He has investigated marinas, residential and commercial piers and docks, vessel moorings and marine anchor systems, underwater vehicles, and waterfront construction.

Dr. Hudson has over 30 years of experience in naval architecture and ocean engineering, including vessel design, condition assessment, and failure analysis. He is a retired Commander and Engineering Duty Officer in the U.S. Navy, having served for a combined 26 years of active and reserve duty. His most recent service included several years in the Navy's ship repair and salvage communities, where he focused on heavy lift and drydocking of damaged vessels.

Dr. Hudson was an Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the United States Naval Academy, as well as Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Tech, where he taught undergraduate and graduate-level university courses in naval architecture, marine propulsion, ports & harbors, and offshore and coastal engineering.