Jude is a member of Actors’ Equity and Screen Actors Guild. In Virginia she has performed at Theatre Virginia in Richmond, Heritage Repertory at U.Va., ShenanArts in Staunton, and the Wayside Theatre in Middletown. Jude has worked onstage in NYC, Washington, D.C., and at regional and summer stock theatres in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Television credits include a national commercial, appearances on daytime drama, and five years as a weather reporter for the NBC affiliate in Charlottesville. Jude has taught acting at all levels – in preschool, elementary, high school and adult education settings. Since 1994 she has been Associate Director of the University’s Teaching Resource Center where she works with faculty on a variety of topics related to maintaining excellence in teaching. Her research interest is in transplanting effective oral communication techniques developed for and utilized by actors to other populations and professions. She regularly offers workshops on developing vocal and physical flexibility and stamina useful in lecturing, giving conference presentations, and other aspects of academic speaking to U.Va. faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. She has consulted on oral presentation with faculty at Cornell, Georgetown and Tulane, as well as for groups such as the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and the Virginia Municipal League. Jude received and M. A. in Theatre from Catholic University of America.