Charquetta Nicole Hudson

School of Design

Assistant Teaching Professor, Fashion Design

ChaCha Hudson

The Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

cnhudson@syr.edu


Charquetta "ChaCha" Nicole Hudson is an assistant teaching professor of fashion design in the School of Design, where she teaches courses in fashion product development, including apparel construction, pattern making, draping, and lectures focusing on entrepreneurship in fashion and design inclusivity.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Hudson was an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware from 2018-19, where she taught design innovation and apparel design and construction. Before the University of Delaware, she taught advanced sewing techniques at Moore College of Art and Design's continuing education program from 2017-19. In 2019, she was a visiting fashion design and business strategies professor in Accra, Ghana, at MBA Mode Institute and Charthess Fashion School.

Hudson's research focuses on business innovation in fashion and improving apparel fit for plus-size consumers. She has spoken at the Moore College of Art & Design's Leadership Conference on creating opportunities and elevation through collaborations. In addition, she presented her research on improving sizing and fit at the Popular Culture Association Conference.

In 2018, Hudson opened the SEWcial Cafe, LLC, a creative coworking space for female fashion designers and crafters, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. She received the exceptional entrepreneur award from the Women's Business Center at True Access Capital for providing education and resources to members of the SEWcial Cafe to assist in growing their fashion businesses in 2020.

She is an advisor and mentor for VentorOn, Summer Founders, and other student business development programs under the Horn Entrepreneurship umbrella at the University of Delaware. She is also a judge for international business pitch competitions.

Hudson enjoys volunteering for local non-profit organizations that focus on uplifting and educating low-income members of the community.

Hudson earned an M.S. in 2019 from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in 2008 from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Education

  • M.S., University of Delaware
  • B.S., Art Institute of Philadelphia