Loraine (“Lori”) Hudson, senior specialist, received her bachelor’s degree in english from Michigan State University and served in several key administrative roles at MSU, before joining the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies in 2001.
During her service to MSU, she has served as a director of Virtual University, Libraries, Computing & Technology, the Office of Intellectual Property, and Research Facilitation and Dissemination. In Virtual University, she oversaw the creation of on-line advanced placement as well as credit-bearing courses. In Libraries, Computing and Technology, she served as executive producer of 42 half-hour, STEM-focused, public TV programs (Michigan Gateways), which were broadcast throughout Michigan. While she led the Office of Intellectual Property, MSU invention disclosures, non-cisplatin royalties, and start-ups attained new records.
Post 9/11, her duties in Research Facilitation and Dissemination expanded to include oversight of the university’s export control and trade sanctions compliance. Related to that effort, she built a productive working relationship with the local FBI office through annual Academic Alliance conferences.
To date, she has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on 39 extramural grants, totaling $5,625,293.