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Erin Hudnall

DOCTORAL Candidate

Member of the Religion and Society Group

Erin is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology focused on rural community research. She received a BA in sociology and a BA in psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Erin's interests include prosocial behavior, disaster volunteerism, community development, and the sociology of rural communities and organizations. She is an applied, community-engaged researcher with hopes to advance public sociology in West Virginia and within the discipline. Her current research focuses on the processes of community development and place-making in rural contexts. Erin also runs the Youth and Community Engagement Lab at the West Virginia Prevention Research Center, working full-time to support student and youth development.