Matt Hudson

Associate Director—Great Lakes, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation

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Office:244A Center for Science and the Environment
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

MS, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2004
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2000


I am a water scientist housed within the Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. My professional life has revolved around understanding and working to improve freshwater resources in the Lake Superior region of Wisconsin. I have a keen interest in collaborating with other natural resource professionals, local communities, and Northland College students to develop and utilize scientific tools and knowledge to inform our collective management of water and other natural resources.

Why Northland?

I love the Chequamegon Bay region and Northland College is the perfect place to work with other passionate people who care about each other and the place where they live. The small, tight-knit community here at Northland is a special thing and working with Northland students gives me great hope that our collective future is in great hands.

Student Involvement

My primary role at Northland College is to provide applied, undergraduate research opportunities for Northland College students. This mentoring process involves building research, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills by working on real-world water research and management projects and collaborating with regional resource professionals. I also work to integrate Burke Center research projects into Northland College coursework.


I enjoy just about any activity that involves getting outdoors. My primary passions of late are mountain biking, wilderness paddling trips, skiing, running, and hunting. I live in Ashland with my beautiful wife and two daughters.