Dudley is a fifth year Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His hometown is Goodman, MS. He received his Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies from Holmes Community College and was a part of the Holmes Football Team, Holmes Plus, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Before departing Holmes, he received the HEADWAE Award as a result of his leadership and dedication to excelling inside and outside of instructional areas. To further his education, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi in the Mechanical Engineering program. He was welcomed into Tau Beta Pi, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Programs, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Ronald E. McNair Program, Golden Key Honor Society, and received the Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal and John A. Fox Award for Most Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Senior. He also graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi. As a graduate student at The Capstone, Dudley is a McNair Fellow, Southern Regional Education Board Fellow, and Bridge to Doctorate Fellow. He has even gained an honorable mention from the Ford Fellowship Foundation, is a 2017 - 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Awardee, and is a John Deere Scholarship Recipient. Outside of his studies, he enjoys gaming, exercising, mentoring, and watching comedies and action films. Additionally, he is apart of the 100 Blackmen of West Alabama, very active in The University of Alabama’s Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and encourages local Tuscaloosa students through the MindChangers Program. He has also served as a mentor and mentee for the Tide Together Program since enrolling at The Capstone. His research interests include: combustion, engines, biofuels, and waste to energy applications.