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Nancy Erbstein
Associate Professor in Residence

My work focuses on how communities and regions produce and disrupt disparities in youth well-being, with emphasis on disparities associated with race/ethnicity, immigration, socio-economic status and geographic location. My interest in youth well-being situates my activity at the intersection of educational reform, public health, youth development and community development. I ground my work conceptually at the nexus of theories of development in social ecological contexts, critical human geographers’ analyses of space and place as socially produced, and critical race theory.

Early in my career I co-founded a non-profit intermediary organization that supported youth participatory action research, evaluation and planning among under-represented populations and places. Since joining academia, I have built on my training in qualitative and participatory methods to incorporate quantitative and geo-spatial analyses. A current strand of my research entails exploring and supporting school, neighborhood and regional scale approaches to changing youth conditions that integrate young people- particularly those marginalized based on race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, immigration status and/or system involvement– as mobilizers, healers, georeferenced data users and knowledge-producers. I pursue this work with community collaborators in California and Nepal. I also bring my background in the areas of educational equity, community-engaged research, pedagogies of youth civic engagement, and global learning to directing the campus Global Education for All initiative as Academic Assistant to the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Global Affairs.

Education

 Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2004

Program: Social and Cultural Studies in Education
Dissertation: Locating Schools: The Role of Place in Education Reform
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Judith Warren Little, Carol Liu Professor of Education Policy and former School of Education Dean

M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1994

Program: Social and Cultural Studies in Education

B.A. Brown University, 1989

Majors: Educational Studies, South Asian Studies (with Honors)
Thesis: Education and Ethnicity: A Case Study of the Gurungs of Nepal
Thesis Advisors: Dr. Ted Sizer, Dr. Thomas James, Dr. Anani Dzidzienyo

Professional Interests

  • Youth/young adult civic learning and engagement (local to global)
  • Geographies of education, youth development and well-being
  • Policy responses to address disparities in youth well-being and opportunity
  • Pedagogies of transdisciplinary, intercultural, community-engaged learning and research
  • Research methods (including qualitative methods, participatory action research, social GIS, and approaches to mixed methods and trans-disciplinary research)
  • Translational research and practice
  • Global learning

Awards and Distinctions

  • University of California Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology (2017)
  • SNAP-ED National Evidence-Based Practice designation of curriculum based on adaptation of my work (May 2014)
  • Chancellor’s Award for Community and Diversity (2010-2011)
  • Spencer Foundation Mentoring Grant (with Dr. Judith Warren Little) (1996-1997)
  • Spencer Foundation Research Fellow (with Dr. Pedro Noguera) (1994)
  • UC Berkeley Ned Flanders Fellow (1995-1996, 1997-1998)
  • UC Berkeley Evelyn Lois Corey Fellow (1994-1995)
  • Center for Public Service Community Service Award, Brown University (for programming linking global and local learning) (1989)

Professional Academic Experience

  • 2019-present, Associate Professor in Residence, UC Davis School of Education
  • 2017-present, Academic Assistant to the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Global Affairs and Director, Global Education for All
  • 2013-2019, Assistant Professional Researcher, UC Davis Department of Human Ecology
  • 2009-2013, Assistant Research Scientist, UC Davis Department of Human Ecology
  • 2004-2009, Research and Policy Director, UC Davis School of Education/CRESS/Center for Community School Partnerships

Other Professional Experience

  • 1992-2003, Founder/Co-Director, Youth In Focus (formerly Community LORE)
  • 1990-1992, Project Founder/ Director, Inter-cultural Oral History Project (ICOHP), Cultural Survival, Inc./Harvard University
  • 1990-1991, Program Co-Founder/Director, Social Issues in International Comparative Contexts, Center for Public Service at Brown University
  • 1989-1990, Assistant Director, The Adult Academy at Brown University/New England MRC (Northeast Educational Research Lab)

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications and Book Chapters

Moncloa, F., Erbstein, N., Diaz-Carrasco, C. (in press). Latinx Engagement in Youth Development Programs. Journal of Youth Development.

Erbstein, N. and Fabionar J. (2019). Supporting Latinx Youth Participation in Out-of-School Time Programs: A Research Synthesis, Journal of Out of School Programs (NIOST), Spring 2019. https://www.niost.org/Afterschool-Matters-Spring-2019/supporting-latinx-youth-participation-in-out-of-school-time-programs

Moncloa, F., Diaz-Carrasco, C., Hill, R., Erbstein, N. (2019). Effective engagement with Latino youths and communities. Journal of Extension, 57(2).

Erbstein, N. et. al. (2017). Engaging Latino Communities From the Ground Up: 3 Tools. Journal of Extension, 55(4).

Tigges, E., Burbacher, T., Landsbaugh, J., Erbstein, N., Silber, P. (2017). Effectiveness of Outreach and Engagement in Recruitment Success for a Pre-Birth Cohort. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.

Erbstein, N. (2015). Placing Latinos in Math Classrooms and Communities, International Journal of Qualitative Research In Education, 28(8) September 2015, 906-931.

Erbstein, N. (2013). Engaging underrepresented youth populations in community youth development: Tapping social capital as a critical resource. New Directions In Youth Development, No.138, Summer 2013,109-124.

Erbstein, N., Hartzog, C., & Geraghty, E. (2013). Putting Youth On the Map: A Pilot Instrument For Assessing Youth Well-being. Journal of Child Indicators, 6(2), 257-280. 

Burciaga, R. and Erbstein, N. (2013). Latina/o Dropouts: Generating Community Cultural Wealth. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 6(1), 24-33.

Campbell, D., Trzniewski, K., Nathaniel, K., Erbstein, N. (2013). Positive Youth Development as a Strategic Opportunity for California. California Agriculture (Special Edition on Healthy Families and Communities)

Sikic, N., Grundberg, E., Erbstein, N., Miller, E. (2012). Initial Evaluation of a Student-Run Fruit and Vegetable Business in Urban High Schools. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23 (2012), 1590-1599.

Erbstein, N. and Miller, E. (2012). Partnering With Families and Communities to Address Academic Disparities. In T. Timar and J. Maxwell-Jolly (Eds.) Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies and Perspectives for Challenging Times. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Campbell, D. & Erbstein, N. (2012). Engaging Youth in Community Change: A Comparative Analysis of Seven Coalitions. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, 43:1, 63-79.

Erbstein, N. and Miller, E. (2008). Partnering With Communities to Promote Student Success: A Review of the Research. Davis, CA: Center for Applied Policy in Education, UC Davis.

London, J., K. Zimmerman, N. Erbstein (2002). “Youth-led Research, Evaluation and Planning as Youth, Organizational and Community Development.” New Directions in Evaluation. 2002(96), 33-45.

Little, J. W., Erbstein, N. & Walker, L.. (2001). High School Restructuring and Vocational Reform: The Question of “Fit” in Two Schools. NASSP Bulletin, 85(625), 17-25.

Zimmerman, Z., N. Erbstein (1999). “Youth Empowerment Evaluation.” The Evaluation Exchange (Harvard Family Research Project), 5(1), 4-5.

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts Under Review

Erbstein, N. and Kuyper, E.. Linking Agricultural Extension, ICT Development and Youth Leadership to Promote Family Nutrition in Nepal. Journal of International Development

Simpson, S., Igbinedion, O., O’Laughlin, K.D., Casazza, G., London, J., Erbstein, N. and Liu, S.. Multi-scalar environmental relationships to cardiovascular health: Individual, interpersonal, and residential and workplace built environment characteristics, Journal of Health and Place.

Manuscripts In Preparation for Submission

Erbstein, N. Toward a Pedagogy of Spatial Citizenship. Journal of Geography

Karner, A., Erbstein, N. and Hartzog, C. Transit Equity and Educational Outcomes in Two Urban School Districts.

Book Reviews

Erbstein, N. (2013). Children, Citizenship and Environment: Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World, by Bronwyn Hayward. Children, Youth and Environments, 23(3), 194-196.

Research Reports and White Papers

Erbstein, N. et al. (2017). Moving from serving youth to engaging youth: youth-led policy, systems and environmental change interventions in UC CalFresh. Davis, CA: University of California CalFresh.

Erbstein, N. (2017). Linking Agricultural Extension, ICT and Youth Engagement to Promote Family Nutrition in Nepal. USAID/INGENAES

Pokharel, P., Erbstein, N., and Budhathoki, N.R. (2017). Engaging Returning Nepali Migrant Workers in Agriculture: A Design Thinking Study. USAID/INGENAES.

Hartzog, C., Abrams, C., Erbstein, N., London, J.K. (2017). Early Childhood Well-Being in the San Joaquin Valley. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N., Olagundoye, S.S (2016). Chronic Absenteeism in Sacramento City Unified School District: Emerging Lessons from Four Learning Collaborative Sites. Davis, CA: Center for Regional Change.

San Joaquin County Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and UC Davis Center for Regional Change (2016). My Brother’s Keeper in Stockton. Stockton, CA: Fathers & Families of San Joaquin.

Erbstein, N., Olagundoye, S.S. & Hartzog, C. (2015). Chronic Absenteeism in Sacramento City Unified School District: Emerging Lessons from Four Learning Collaborative Sites. Davis, CA: Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. and Fabionar, J. (2014). Latin@ Participation in Youth Development Programs: A Review of Research. Davis, CA: UC ANR Youth, Families and Communities Initiative.

London, J.K. & Erbstein, N. et. al. (2011). Healthy Youth Healthy Regions. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation. http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/projects/HYHR_Final_Report_July_2011.pdf

Campbell, D., Erbstein, N. et al. (2010) Engaging Youth In Community Change: Outcomes and Lessons Learned From the Sierra Health Foundation’s REACH Youth Program. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N., Burciaga, R., Rodriguez, G.M. (2010). Regional Matters: Through Young People’s Eyes. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Burciaga, R. and Erbstein, N. (2010). Community Cultural Wealth Amidst Challenges. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Geraghty, E., Erbstein, N., Greenfield, T. (2010). Youth Vulnerability Index. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Geraghty, E., Hartzog, C., Erbstein, N. (2010). Youth Well-being Index. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Breslau, J., Rodriguez, G.M., Erbstein, N., Hartzog, C., Burciaga, R. (2010). Educating for Equity: An Analysis of the Sacramento/Capital Region Educational Pipeline. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Romero, M., London, J.K., with Erbstein, N. (2010). Opportunities and Challenges for Youth Civic Engagement. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N., with D. Campbell and L. Cruz (2010). Towards Making Good On “All Youth:” Engaging Under- represented Youth Populations in Community Youth Development. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Campbell, D., Erbstein, N. et al. (2010). Benefits and Challenges in Building a Community Youth Development Coalition (REACH Issue Brief Series). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Cruz, L, Campbell, D. with Erbstein, N., Fabionar, J., Wilcox, W. (2010). Engaging Parents in a Community Youth Development Initiative (REACH Issue Brief Series). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Fabionar, J., Campbell, D., with Cruz, L., Erbstein, N., Wilcox, W. (2010). Community-School Partnerships to Support Youth Development (REACH Issue Brief Series). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Wilcox, W., Campbell, D. with Cruz, L., Erbstein, N., Fabionar, J. (2010). Youth- Produced Media in Community Change Efforts (REACH Issue Brief Series). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Krone, A., Dlalani, N., Jack, M., Erbstein, N., London, J.K., Miller, D., Mudhara, M. (2010). Photovoice As A Tool For Planning and Measuring Impact of Community-Based Economic Development Initiatives: Renewing Research Models and Practices. Conference Proceedings: Innovation In Sustainable Development In Agriculture and Food (June 28-July 1, 2010).

Campbell, D., Erbstein, N. et al (2009). REACH Community Action: An Intermediate Assessment of a Community Youth Development Initiative. Davis, CA: California Communities Program/UC Davis.

Grundberg, E., Erbstein, N., Miller, L. (2009). Training Youth Leaders to Improve Nutrition and Health In Low-Income Communities: Final Evaluation Report. Sacramento, CA: The California Endowment.

Erbstein, N. (2007). REACH Community Action Strategy: The Planning Phase. Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N. and Heckman, P. (2007). Locating Support for Disconnected Youth in the San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA: Center for Community School Partnerships, U.C. Davis School of Education.

Carlson, R., Erbstein, N. & Tuss, P. (2006). Parent Experiences of High School Reforms. Sacramento, CA: Sacramento County Office of Education.

Erbstein, N. and Bookmyer, J. (2005) Afterschool Evaluation Practices in California. Davis, CA: Center for Community School Partnerships, U.C. Davis School of Education.

Little, J.W., R. Dorph, Chambliss, D., Erbstein, N., Gephart, M., & Kirkpatrick, L. (1998). Lessons About Comprehensive School Reform. Berkeley: SB 1274 School Restructuring Study, University of California at Berkeley.

Little, J. W., Erbstein, N. & Walker, L.. (September 1996). High School Restructuring and Vocational Reform: The Question of “Fit” in Two Schools. Berkeley: National Center for Research in Vocational Education (MDS-812/ERIC: ED 401454).

Research, Policy, and Issue Briefs

Karner, A., Erbstein, N., Hartzog, C. (2018). Sacramento City Unified School District Student Travel Survey. https://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/sites/g/files/dgvnsk986/files/inline-files/Issue%20Brief%204%20SCUSD%20%28FINAL%29.pdf

Chang, H., Reed, A., Leong, C., Hartzog, C., Strong, B., Erbstein, N. (2018). Seize the Data Opportunity in California: Using Chronic Absence to Improve Educational Outcomes. San Francisco, CA: Attendance Works. Available at https://www.attendanceworks.org/policy/state-education-policy/california/seize-the-data-opportunity-in-california/

Karner, A. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Equity and Accessibility to Neighborhood Schools by Public Transit (SCUSD). Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Karner, A. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Neighborhood-Level Analysis of Transit Needs (SCUSD). Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Karner, A. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Effects of 2013 Elementary School Closures on Student Access (SCUSD). Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Karner, A. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Equity and Accessibility to Neighborhood Schools by Public Transit (SDUSD). Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Karner, A. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Neighborhood-Level Analysis of Transit Needs (SDUSD). Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Karner, A. and Erbstein, N. (2017). School Choice, Transportation, and Student Outcomes (SDUSD). Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Shwartz-Olagundoye, S. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Chronic Absenteeism in SCUSD: 2016-2017. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Shwartz-Olagundoye, S. and Erbstein, N. (2017 Chronic Absence Learning Collaborative Site Practices and Outcomes, 2016-2017. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Shwartz-Olagundoye, S., Erbstein, N. and Nguyen, H. (2017). SCUSD Emerging District Practices to Promote Attendance and Reduce Chronic Absence. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Shwartz-Olagundoye, S. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Emerging Practices: Possibilities and Challenges in School Responses to Chronic Absence. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N., Talavera, V. and Shwartz-Olagundoye, S. (2017). Student Attendance Barriers and Promising Practices at Three Elementary Schools with Comparatively Low Chronic Absenteeism. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Shwartz-Olagundoye, S. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Toward a Collective Response to Chronic Absenteeism: School Needs for District and Community Agency Support. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2014). Chronically Absent Student Populations in the Sacramento City Unified School District: Three-Year Trend Overview. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2014). The Geographic Distribution of Chronic Absenteeism in the Sacramento City Unified School District, 2010-2013. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2014). Severe Chronic Absenteeism in the Sacramento City Unified School District. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. Sadler, N. and Nishina, A. (2014). Persistent Chronic Absence in the Sacramento City Unified School District, 2010-2013. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2014). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District: Three-Year Trend Overview. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2012). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District: Overview. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2012). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District: The Prevalence of Chronic Absence. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2012). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District: The Cost of Chronic Absence. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2012). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District: The Chronically Absent Student Population. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2012). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District: Recommendations. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Erbstein, N. (2010). Youth Experiences of Community Support: REACH Pilot Survey Findings (Galt). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N. (2010). Youth Experiences of Community Support: REACH Pilot Survey Findings (Meadowview). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N. (2010) Youth Experiences of Community Support: REACH Pilot Survey Findings (South Sacramento). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N. (2010) Youth Experiences of Community Support: REACH Pilot Survey Findings (West Sacramento). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N. (2010) Youth Experiences of Community Support: REACH Pilot Survey Findings (Woodland). Sacramento, CA: Sierra Health Foundation.

Erbstein, N. and Stephenson, S. (2009). Youth Safety Snapshots (6 Sacramento Region Localities). Sacramento: Sierra Health Foundation REACH Program.

Erbstein, N. and Miller, E. (2008). Partnering With Communities to Promote Student Success: Policy Brief. Davis, CA: Center for Applied Policy in Education, UC Davis.

Erbstein, N. (2007). REACH Fact Sheet Series: Youth Well-being Inputs and Outcomes. Sacramento: Sierra Health Foundation REACH Program.

Erbstein, N. (2006). Locating Afterschool in California. Davis, CA: Center for Community School Partnerships, U.C. Davis School of Education.

Creative Work

Erbstein, N., Zimmerman, K., Louie, B. & Villa, G.. Community Futures/Community Lore (resource website linking intergenerational PAR and mapping curricula) (forthcoming)

Erbstein, N. et. al.. Putting Youth on the Map (interactive GIS website)

      Beta #2 interact.regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/youth (2014)

      Beta #1 pyom.ucdavis.edu (2012)

Benner, C.C., Erbstein, N. et al.. Regional Opportunity Index (interactive GIS website)

      Interact.regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/roi (2014)

Curricula

Erbstein, N., Zimmerman, K., Louie, B. & Villa, G. (forthcoming). Community Futures/Community Lore.

Erbstein, N., Cuellar, S., and Simpson, S.(2017). Making Youth Data Matter: Youth Data Mapping to Inform Policy and Planning v.2.0. Davis, CA: Center for Regional Change. At interact.regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/youth/resources.html

Erbstein, N., Cuellar, S., and Simpson, S.(2015). Making Youth Data Matter: Youth Data Mapping to Inform Policy and Planning. Davis, CA: Center for Regional Change. At interact.regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/youth/resources.html

Youth In Focus (2001). Youth REP Step by Step. Oakland, CA: Youth In Focus. At http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED480968

Selected Presentations, 2000-2019

Erbstein, N., London, J.K., Niemeier, D., Katwal, S., Poudel, B. (2018). Supporting Equitable Transdisciplinary Global Learning: A Programmatic Experiment. Diversity Abroad, Boston, MA, March 5, 2019.

Erbstein, N., London, J.K. & Niemeier, D. (2018). Toward Equitable Transdisciplinary Global Learning. AAC&U Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice: Exploring Global Challenges across Disciplinary Boundaries, Seattle, WA, October 11-13, 2018.

Erbstein, N., Moreno, C.I., Regulska, J., & Rukwanpura, J. (2018). Cultivating Global Learning at Large Research Universities, APLU Annual Meeting, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 15-17, 2018.

Erbstein, N. and Frieders, Z. (2017). Engaging Under-represented Students in Study Abroad: Communities, Technology and Sustainability in Nepal. Higher Education Partnership/Internationalization in the Americas Annual Conference, San Miguel Allende, Mexico, October 18, 2017.

Erbstein, N. (2017). Global Education for All: A Campus-wide Approach. Higher Education Partnership/Internationalization in the Americas Annual Conference, San Miguel Allende, Mexico, October 18, 2017. [Rated by conference participants as a top conference session]

Karner, A. and Erbstein, N. (2017). Public schools, transit accessibility, and student performance in two California school districts. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 12-15, 2017.

Erbstein, N. et. al (2017). Transforming Communities through NOPAL. Imagining America Annual Conference, Davis, CA, October 12-14.

Erbstein, N. (2017). Invited Panelist, “Beyond Study in ‘Study Abroad.’” Generation Study Abroad Annual Conference, Washington D.C., October 2, 2017.

Erbstein, N. (2017). Toward a Pedagogy of Spatial Citizenship. American Association of Geographers. Boston, MA, April 7, 2017.

Erbstein, N. (2017). Engaging Youth to Support Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Extension in Nepal. Lalitpur, Nepal, March 21, 2017.

Erbstein, N. (2017). Invited Panelist, “Learning in Partnership: How Researchers and Practitioners Jointly Create and Apply Research Findings.” Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Annual Conference. March 2, 2017.

Erbstein, N. (2016). Chronic Absenteeism in SCUSD: Supporting District Planning. Invited Presentation, California Department of Education SARB, Sacramento, CA, November 17, 2016.

Erbstein, N. and London, J. (2016). Making Data Matter. Invited Presentation, The White House Opportunity Project, October 10,2016.

Erbstein, N., Borg, E. & Nunez, S. (2016). Learning from NOPAL Collective. Community Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 14, 2016.

Erbstein, N. (2016). Chronic Absenteeism in SCUSD. South Sacramento BHC Youth Engagement Committee, April 28, 2016.

Erbstein, N. (2016). Toward a Pedagogy of Spatial Citizenship. American Association of Geographers. San Francisco, CA, March 29, 2016.

Erbstein, N. and London, J. (2015). Making Youth Data Matter. Invited Presentation, Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 30, 2015.

London, J.K. and Erbstein, N (2015). Making Data Matter. ANR Joint Strategic Initiatives Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 7, 2015.

Erbstein, N. (2015). Educational Status of Yolo County Children. Invited Keynote Address, Yolo County Educational Equity Summit, Woodland, CA, September 23, 2015.

Erbstein, N. (2015). Invited panelist with Julian Sefton Green (London School of Economics): Practical, Political, and Professional Considerations of Community-based Research on Digital Media & Learning. Organized and facilitated by DML Commons of the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Initiative. April 21, 2015.

Erbstein, N. (2015). From Research to Action: Keeping Our Brothers in Stockton. Invited Presentation, My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Launch, Stockton, CA, March 25, 2015.

Erbstein, N. (2015). Keeping Our Brothers in Sacramento Over the Life Course. Invited Presentation, Sierra Health Foundation, March 18, 2015.

Erbstein, N. (2014). Innovative New Tools for Identifying and Building Communities of Opportunity: Lesson for Public Policy. UC Sacramento Center, Sacramento, CA, October 23, 2014.

Erbstein, N. (2015). Making Youth Data Matter. International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, January 12-15, 2015, San Diego, CA.

Erbstein, N. (2014). Innovative New Tools for Identifying and Building Communities of Opportunity: Lesson for Public Policy. UC Sacramento Center, Sacramento, CA, October 23, 2014.

London, J. and Erbstein, N. (2014). From Identifying Health Disparities to Building Opportunity: Mapping Opportunities for Latin@ (and other) Youth. Invited Class Lecture, Migration and Health (Garcia and Castaneda), Spring 2014.

Erbstein, N. and Fabionar, J. (2014). Latino Youth Participation in Youth Development Programs: Literature Review Approach. ANR Building Engagement With Diverse Communities Work Group Meeting. Davis, CA, February 20, 2014.

London, J.K. and Erbstein, N (2014). Making Data Matter. ANR Healthy Youth, Families and Communities Annual Convening, Davis, CA, February 19, 2014.

London, J.K., Erbstein, N., Benner, C. (2014). Making Data Matter in Building Community Opportunity. ESRI Health GIS Conference. Broadmoore Springs, CO, September 2014.

Erbstein, N., London, J.K., Geraghty, E., Hill, R. (2013). Making Data Matter. UNICEF Invited Presentation. November 5, 2013.

Erbstein, N., Hartzog, C., Greenfield, T. and Geraghty, E. (2013). Putting Youth on the Map: A California Youth Advocacy Tool. 2013 ESRI International User Conference. San Diego, CA, July 10, 2013.

Erbstein, N. and Burciaga, R. (2013). Regional Matters: Exploring Metropolitan Regions as Critical Settings of School Persistence. San Francisco, CA: American Education Research Association Annual Conference, April 27-May 1, 2013.

Erbstein, N. et.al. (2013). Putting Youth on the Map: A UC Davis/ANR Collaboration. Ontario, CA: ANR Statewide Conference. April 9, 2013.

Burciaga, R. and Erbstein, N. (2013). Latina/o Dropouts: Challenging Stereotypes and Highlighting Agency through Community Cultural Wealth (Invited paper on panel Latina/o Social Agency: Praxis & Policy in the Struggle for Educational Justice). San Francisco, CA: American Education Research Association Annual Conference, April 27-May 1, 2013.

Erbstein, N. (2012). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District. Invited presentation to the Superintendent’s Chronic Absence Task Force. Sacramento, CA, December 13, 2012.

Erbstein, N., Geraghty, E., London, J. et. al. (2012). Putting Youth On the Map. Webinar, December 6, 2012

Erbstein, N. (2012). Placing Disparities In Youth Well-Being. Invited guest lecture, Education Doctoral Proseminar, November 26, 2012.

Erbstein, N. (2012). Chronic Absence in Sacramento City Unified School District. Invited presentation to the Superintendent’s Cabinet. Sacramento, CA, October 15, 2012.

Erbstein, N. et al. (2012). Putting Youth On the Map. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Webinar, October 11, 2012.

Erbstein, N. and London, J. (2012). Putting Youth On the Map. Invited presentation to the Social Capital 4-H Multi-State Project Working Group, San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2012.

Burciaga, R. and Erbstein, N. (2012). Pushing/Pulling Out Wealthy Students: The Community Cultural Wealth of High School “Dropouts.” Vancouver, B.C., Canada: American Education Research Association Annual Conference, April 12-17, 2012.

Erbstein, N. and London, J. (2011). Youth Development and Schools: Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline. Testimony Submitted to the CA State Assembly Committee on Youth Development and Juvenile Justice. San Francisco, CA: Assembly Committee Hearing, December 14, 2011.

Campbell, D., Erbstein, N., and Cervantes, M. (2011). Connecting Evaluation and Strategy. Irvine, CA: American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, November 4, 2011.

Erbstein, N. et. al. (2011). An Asset-Based Approach to Community Engagement: Value-Added To-Date. Bethesda, MD: National Children’s Study Research Day, NICHD, August 24, 2011.

Erbstein, N., Hartzog, C., and Geraghty, E. (2011). Putting Youth On the Map: A Pilot Instrument For Assessing Youth Well-being. 2011 ESRI Health GIS Conference. Washington D.C., September 7-9, 2011.

Campbell, D. & Erbstein, N. (2011). Engaging Youth in Community Change: A Comparative Analysis of Seven Coalitions. Special Invited Session, Annual Conference of the Community Development Society/ Annual Conference of the Rural Sociological Society. Boise, ID, July 30, 2011.

London, J. and Erbstein, N. (2011). Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions: Informing Action for the 9-County Capital Region. Invited Presentation to Regional Leaders, Sierra Health Foundation, June 14, 2011.

Erbstein, N. & Geraghty, E. (2011). Assessing Youth Well-Being: Putting Youth on the Map in the Sacramento Region. Invited Speaker, UCDavis CD 155 (Professor Jonathan London), April 12, 2011.

Erbstein, N. & Campbell, D. (2010). Engaging Youth In Community Change: The REACH Youth Program Evaluation. Invited Speaker, Sierra Health Foundation Meeting, December 10, 2010.

Campbell, D. & Erbstein, N. (2010). Engaging Youth In Community Change, Invited Speaker, Doing and Debating Development Seminar, UC Davis, 10/6/10.

London, J.K. and Erbstein, N. (2010).Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions: Informing Action for the 9-County Capital Region, Invited Speaker, Sierra Health Foundation Board Annual Retreat, Monterey, CA, 9/28/10.

Romero, M., London, J.K., Erbstein, N. (2010). Opportunities and Challenges for Youth Civic Engagement, Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, August 12, 2010.

Krone, A., Dlalani, N., Jack, M., Erbstein, N., London, J.K., Miller, D., Mudhara, M. (2010). Photovoice As A Tool For Planning and Measuring Impact of Community-Based Economic Development Initiatives: Renewing Research Models and Practices, Presenter, Innovation In Sustainable Development In Agriculture and Food Conference, Montpellier, France, June 30, 2010.

Fabionar, J., Campbell, D., Erbstein, N. (2010). Lessons From the REACH Community Youth Development Evaluation, Presenter, UC Cooperative Extension Human Resources Coordinating Conference, 6/24/10.

Burciaga, R. & Erbstein, N. (2010). Students Dropping Out: Counterstorytelling and Community Cultural Wealth, Presenter, Critical Race Theory In Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, May 15, 2010.

Erbstein, N., Burciaga, R., Rodriguez, G. (2010). Placing Disparities in High School Completion in Regional Context, Presenter, 2010 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 3, 2010.

Erbstein, N. The Pros and Perils of PAR, Invited Speaker, Participatory Action Research (Graduate Methods Course), UC Davis School of Education, 2/3/10.

Erbstein, N. & London, J.K. (2009). Using Photovoice in Participatory Evaluation and Planning, Invited Speaker, Community Development Staff and Funders, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, October 11-14, 2009.

Erbstein, N. (2009). “Locating Latinos in Classrooms: Communities as Critical Context.” Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, April 14, 2009.

Nelson, A. and Erbstein N. (2009). “Engaging Theory and Practice for Youth-led Social Change.“ Presented at Association for American Geographers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 26, 2009.

Erbstein, N. (2009). “Towards Youth Critical Civic Praxis.” Invited presentation, UC Davis HD100B (Professor Adrienne Nishina), March 9, 2009.

Erbstein, N. and Miller, E. (2008). Partnering With Communities to Promote Student Success. Davis, CA: Presentation to the CA State Superintendent of Instruction’s Committee on Closing the Achievement Gap (April 18, 2008).

Erbstein, N. (2008). Mapping Youth Well-being and Youth Support (Exhibit of GIS Maps). New Orleans, LA: Regional Equity ’08: The Third National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice, and Smart Growth, March 5-7, 2008.

Erbstein, N. (2007) “Learning Communities: Community Partnerships and Community Scale Youth Data.” Atlanta, GA: 2007 Annual Conference of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, September 27, 2007.

Erbstein, N., London, J., DeLugan, R. (2007). Locating Youth Disconnection in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Invited Presentation, Financial Processes and Urban Inequality, UC Sacramento Center, July 9, 2007.

Erbstein, N. and London, J.. (2007) “Youth Engagement and Youth Disconnection in California’s San Joaquin Valley.” Invited Presentation to the Rural Development Leadership Network, Davis, CA, June 2007.

Erbstein, N. and Heckman, P. (2007). “Supporting Disconnected Youth In the San Joaquin Valley.” Sacramento, CA: Great Valley Center Annual Conference, May 2007.

Erbstein, N. (2006). “Radical Possibilities: Seven Dilemmas.” Invited Guest Lecture, UC Davis School of Education, Social Justice Frameworks In Education/ED 292 (Professor Gloria Rodriguez), November 28, 2006.

Erbstein, N. (2006) “Locating Latinos in Communities and Classrooms.” Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. April 7-11, 2006.

Erbstein, N. (2006) “GIS Mapping: Locating After School in California.” Invited briefing of the CA Department of Education Learning Supports Unit, June 9, 2006.

Erbstein, N. and Newton, R. (2006) “GIS Mapping: Locating After School in California.” Invited presentation to the Northern CA Grantmakers Association, June 2006.

Erbstein, N. (2004) “Partnering With Youth In Community Schools.” Stanford University, John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, December 2004. 

Erbstein, N. (2000) “Engaging Youth in Participatory Action Research and Participatory Evaluation.” Invited presentation to the MacArthur Foundation Committee on the Well-being of Children and Youth, August 2000.

University Teaching and Mentoring

  • Convened Student Advisory Committee to Global Education for All; under my mentorship undergraduates became one of 30 cohorts selected from 285 applicants globally to be UN Millennium Fellows
  • Lead course developer and co-instructor, UCD International Seminar Abroad-Nepal (with UCD Professors Deb Niemeier (Civil Engineering/Education) and Jonathan London (Human Ecology-Community and Regional Development) (2015-present, program recognized with a U.S. Department of State Undergraduate International Education Capacity Building Award)
  • UC Davis Doctoral and Masters Student advising (Education, Community Development, Human Development Graduate Group)
  • UC Davis Public Health Masters Student Practicum advisor (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Supervision of UC Davis undergraduate researchers, graduate student researchers, and post-doctoral scholars individually and via McNair Scholars, Honors College Practicum, Center for Regional Change Scholars and Pakistan Visiting Scholars programs (2008-2018)
  • Co-founder, UC ANR/UC Davis Healthy Youth/Healthy Environments Graduate Student Working Group (2013-2014)
  • Community Development Practicum CRD 440 (UC Davis) Practicum project advisor
  • Instructor, Social Issues in International Comparative Contexts, Brown University Center for Public Service
  • Teaching Assistant and Meikeljohn Advisor, Blacks In Latin American History and Society, Brown University
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