Nathan Hudson

Associate Professor



Office Location

Expressway Tower 1328




Curriculum Vitae


2016 – Ph.D., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2011 – M.A., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2009 – B.A., Purdue University

Nathan W. Hudson is currently an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Frederick, Maryland, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Goss-Lucas Award for Excellence in Teaching, the James Davis Fellowship, and the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology Heritage Dissertation Award. 

Nathan's research focuses on how people's personalities change across time, as well as how individualsfunction in romantic relationships. His primary area of inquiry is volitional personality change—people's desires and attempts to change their own personality traits. His research suggests that most people want to change their personality traits, and moreover, they may be able to find some degree of success in doing so. Outside of the lab, Nathan is an avid outdoorsman, loves traveling, and is active in local sports leagues. 

Areas of Research Expertise

Adult Personality Development

Volitional Personality Change

Adult Attachment; Social Cognition in Close Relationships


Research Methods

Nathan Hudson