meet our professionals

Bonnie Farley-Lucas is the director for Faculty Development and professor of communication at Southern, where she currently teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication, Gender and Communication, Family Communication, and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Farley-Lucas has published research on management communication, organizational consulting, communication education, children and conflict, gender in the workplace, and work-family processes. She has presented over 40 competitive papers at regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Farley-Lucas has over 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of team-building, meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills. E-mail Dr. Farley-Lucas at

Jennifer Hudson is Faculty Development Associate at Southern. She holds over a decade of experience in higher education, including faculty development and part-time teaching experience in Women's Studies, English and the Honors College. One of her specific passions in faculty development is new faculty mentoring. Ms. Hudson holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in writing and has published several scholarly essays, short stories and poems. Her research interests include women writers and women's writing, feminist theory, women and spirituality, utopian fiction, sexualities and genders, popular culture, and composition. She has presented in these areas at several regional, national, and international conferences. E-mail Ms. Hudson at

Michele Salamone is the secretary for Faculty Development at Southern. She has over 15 years' experience in various administrative positions within the field of education. She is an active volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Her passion is the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, where she serves as a committee chairperson and co-captain of team "Ry's Guys." E-mail Ms. Salamone at