Dr. Budwig received a B.A. from Vassar College in 1979 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. She has been at Clark since that time. Dr. Budwig joined the Academic Administration in 2002 and is currently serving the university as Associate Provost and Dean of Research.
Dr. Budwig's research examines the development of knowledge and practice. Trained in the areas of human development and the learning sciences, she examines issues of the development of knowledge and practice in both formal and informal learning contexts. Dr. Budwig is particularly interested in how participation in communities of practice contributes to the gradual construction of meaning systems. Her research on language development and language socialization examine ways participation in language practices supports the construction of culturally relevant senses of personhood. More recently, she has been examining ways that higher education can make better use of the learning and developmental science research to design environments that foster better student learning and knowledge building. Further information about ongoing projects can be found at her personal Web page.
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Budwig, N. Turiel, E. and Zelazo, P. (Eds.). (in progress, 2016). New perspectives on human development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Budwig, N., Michaels, S., & Kasmer, L. (2015). Facilitating Campus Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning: New Forms of Networked Learning Communities and Tools for Professional Development. Peer Review, Volume 16/17 (no. 4/1).
Budwig, N. (2015). Concepts and tools from the learning sciences for linking research, teaching and practice around sustainability issues. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST), 16, 99-104.
Budwig, N. (2013). The learning sciences and liberal education. Change, 40-48.
Müller, U., Carpendale, J., Budwig, N., & Sokol, B. (Eds.). (2007). Social knowledge and social life: Developmental perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum/Taylor and Francis.
Budwig, N. (2003). The role of language in human development. In J. Valsiner & K. J. Connolly (Eds), Handbook of developmental psychology (pp.217-236). London: Sage
Budwig, N., Užgiris, I. & Wertsch, J. (Eds.). (2000). Communication: An arena of development. Stamford, CT: Ablex.