Dr. Nugent studies online and classroom pedagogy to enhance student learning. Coordinator for English & LA Program. In 2019, added 6 LAs to campus classes and 3 LAs to online. Coordinates CTL/FTEP Making Teaching and Learning Visible initiative. Specializes in early modern English literature. Mentors graduate student instructors and new PhDs in online pedagogy. Mentors TAs in classroom and online pedagogy. Research interests include fostering online community, evaluating online learning tools, generating discussion with clickers in humanities classes, analytical writing instruction, rubric design, and multimedia creative projects. Dr. Nugent works closely with Norlin's Special Collections to enhance student appreciation for manuscript and print cultures via object-based, hands-on activities.
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
ENGL 1001 - Freshman Writing Seminar
Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020
Provides training and practice in writing and critical thinking. Focuses on the writing process, the fundamentals of composition, and the structure of argument. Provides numerous and varied assignments with opportunity for revision.
ENGL 3000 - Shakespeare for Nonmajors
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.
ENGL 3856 - Topics in Genre Studies
Studies special topics in genre studies; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours for different topics.
ENGL 4830 - Honors Thesis
Students accepted to English Departmental Honors are enrolled in this course.