Spring 2006: William Nugent, PhD

Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the Center for Tomorrow
Lecture: Session 1 from 9 a.m. to noon; Session 2 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Measurement Issues in Meta-Analysis

Biographical Sketch

Photo of William Nugent

William Nugent, after a short career as a circus performer and coach, received his PhD in Social Work from Florida State University in 1986.

He has worked as a counselor in a residential program for the hearing impaired and as an outpatient psychotherapist. He also worked for four years as the training director for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in social work at Florida State University, Florida International University, the University of Maryland at Baltimore and the University of Tennessee. Nugent has been at the University of Tennessee since 1991, where he is a professor and he has directed the PhD Program since 1996.

Nugent has co-authored or edited two books and has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is currently involved in theoretical work and research on meta-analysis as a tool for conducting research synthesis and has conducted research on measurement and assessment related issues since he received his doctorate. As an avocation Nugent is involved with an organization that rescues abandoned and neglected Great Danes and, after rehabilitating them, gets them placed into new homes.