Nancy Budwig

Dr. Nancy Budwig received her BA from Vassar College in 1979 and her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. Currently Nancy Budwig is Associate Provost and Dean of Research at Clark University where she also is a Professor of Psychology. Budwig has been centrally involved in the development of Clark University’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) undergraduate initiative. Budwig brings to this project her training as a developmental and learning scientist.

Budwig recently published an article entitled “The Learning Sciences and Liberal Education” in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning that makes the case for how higher education can better draw on the learning and developmental sciences as we consider how to design, implement, and measure innovative learning outcomes. A second article, written in collaboration with colleagues at Clark, on faculty leadership for integrative liberal learning will appear in the Fall 2014 issue of Peer Review.

In addition to her administrative and faculty roles at Clark University, Budwig is the editor of a book series entitled Interdisciplinary perspectives on knowledge and development published by Cambridge University Press, an associate editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology and is an editorial board member of several other journals in the area of human development. In addition to serving on the Board and as President of the Jean Piaget Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Knowledge and Development, Budwig has held other leadership positions including currently serving on the national advisory council of the Art of Science Learning Initiative funded by the National Science Foundation.