Gwen Nugent, Ph.D. Research Professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Gwen Nugent coordinates and supports research, development and grant writing project teams formed by the Nebraska Center for Research on CYFS. She has more than 30 years' experience in the design, production and evaluation of mediated instruction, and has served as project manager for over 300 multimedia projects designed for a variety of audiences in various subject areas. The majority of these projects are distributed nationally and internationally, and many have won national awards for their educational impact and effectiveness.

Nugent has also coordinated research projects focusing on the impact of technology to improve student learning, with special emphasis on multimedia instruction and online assessment. Her past projects include the development of online multimedia assessment activities to support Reading Rainbow program content; research focusing on teacher/parent use and perceived value of various media platforms; and a cooperative project with the UNL Computer Science Department to redesign the computer science undergraduate curriculum.

Nugent received her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1979.