Dr. Nugent's research explores online and classroom pedagogy to enhance student learning. In 2018, she piloted the first Learning Assistant in an English literature classroom (one of the first LAs in humanities at CU Boulder) and she studies the impact of LAs on student learning. She is co-Coordinator for English and the LA Program at CU Boulder. She facilitates faculty participants in FTEP’s Making Teaching and Learning Visible project. She specializes in early modern English literature. Dr. Nugent mentors graduate student instructors and recently graduated PhDs in online pedagogy. Additional 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