Dr. Michael Hudson

History Teacher

Dr. Hudson received his Ph.D., History from the University of California and has especially enjoyed researching the history of chess – its origins, its diffusion, and its dynamic development – and writing about it in the larger context of world history.

He comes from an academic tradition (both of his parents and all four of his grandparents were teachers). He believes that education enriches and enhances all aspects of one’s life experience. He is strongly committed to academic integrity and the pursuit of learning for its own sake.

He is an avid cyclist, and he loves self-contained bicycle touring. He has ridden coast-to-coast in the US (three times), ridden across Russia (Petersburg to Vladivostok), and “circumnavigated” Australia. He plans to tour SE Asia as well. Distance cycling encourages a mental state conducive to contemplation and reflection.