Dr. Nugent's research explores online and classroom pedagogical practices to enhance student learning experiences. Currently, she is studying course modality and learning outcomes. She is facilitating a second cohort of faculty participants in FTEP’s Making Teaching and Learning Visible project. Dr. Nugent also is co-coordinating the formation of a Learning Assistant program for the English Department. She specializes in early modern English literature, and she is working with the Shakespeare Learning CoLab to design teaching and learning materials for Shakespeare classes. Additional research interests focus on rubric design, effective use of clickers in humanities classes, peer editing, and multimedia creative projects. Dr. Nugent also works closely with the Department of Special Collections in Norlin Library to enhance student learning through object-based, hands-on activities that develop appreciation for manuscript and printed texts as cultural artifacts.
British literature, early modern English literature, Shakespeare studies, poetry, 19th century British novel, economic criticism, early modern religious history, early modern women and literature, literary history, cultural studies, online education, online learning, educational technology, higher education pedagogy