Faculty Biography

Nancy Budwig

   Nancy Budwig, Ph.D.

 Department of Psychology
 Clark University
 Worcester, MA 01610-1477

 Phone: 508-793-7250
 Email: nbudwig@clarku.edu

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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 served in Clark’s Academic Administration in 2002- 2016 as Associate Provost as well as Dean of Graduate Studies and Dean of Research. She currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Current 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.

Selected Publications

Budwig, N. (2018). Changing views of knowledge and practice in American higher education. In J. Valsiner, A. Antoniouk, and A. Lutsenko, (eds.). Cultures of higher education: Cultivating knowledge makers. Basel, Switzerland: Springer Press.

Budwig, N., Ratliff-Crain, J. and Reder, M. (2018). Student engagement with and preparation for signature work. Peer Review, Volume 20 (2).

Budwig, N. Turiel, E. and Zelazo, P. (Eds.). (2017). 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. (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.