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Faculty and Staff Profile

Matthew Hudson-Flege

Research Assistant Professor

Office: University Ctr of Gvl, Ste. E3

Phone: 513-293-8550


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Educational Background

PhD International Family & Community Studies
Clemson University 2018

Courses Taught

Introduction to Human Rights (FCS 2010)


Greetings! My name is Matt Flege and I am a Research Assistant Professor in Clemson University's Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life, where I strive to expand knowledge on pressing issues for families and communities and help foster the next generation of civic leaders. Prior to returning to graduate school and beginning my academic career at Clemson, I served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, and worked in the nonprofit sector for seven years in a variety of leadership roles at St. Vincent de Paul, a grassroots human service organization. My research and teaching interests include civic engagement, human rights and humanitarian assistance, bullying prevention, empathy, and nonprofit management.

Research Publications

Hudson-Flege, M., Lang-Balde, R., Limber, S. (submitted for review). There’s something I need to tell you… Disclosing bullying to informal supporters and adults at school. Journal of School Health.

Hudson-Flege, M, Grover, H., Mece, M, Ramos, A., Thompson, M. (revised and resubmitted). Empathy as a moderator of sexual violence perpetration risk factors among college males. Journal of American College Health.

Hudson-Flege, M. (2018). “Beyond politics as usual” sheds light on practices for instilling civic values and engaging college students in political life. Book Review for the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.

Hudson-Flege, M. (2017). A cross-cultural year of service theoretical model. International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change, 4(2), 13-32.

Hudson-Flege, M. (2017). Sanitation access as a predictor of child and maternal mortality. Michigan Journal of Public Affairs, 14, 19-28.

Hudson-Flege, M. & Thompson, M. (2017). Empathy and extracurricular involvement in emerging adulthood: Findings from a longitudinal study of undergraduate college males. Journal of College Student Development, 58(5), 674-684.

Hedge, J., Hudson-Flege, M., McDonell, J. (2017). Promoting informal and professional help-seeking for adolescent dating violence. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(4), 500-512.

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