Dave Campbell is director of the California Communities Program and UC Davis associate specialist in Cooperative Extension in Human and Community Development. He specializes in community development research and outreach in areas of citizenship, governance, and economic and workforce development. He earned a B.A. in political science from Westminster (PA) College, M.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oregon.
Zhe Chen is a UC Davis professor and chair of the Department of Human and Community Development. His research focuses on children’s cognition, including the development of problem solving and scientific reasoning. He conducts studies examining how environmental factors shape children’s thinking and learning in the contexts of culture, school and family. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in developmental psychology from University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and his B.Ed. from South China University, PR China.
Patricia Crawford is a Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist, director of the UC Berkeley Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health and adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology. She specializes in prevention of childhood nutrition and in family, school and community approaches to pediatric obesity prevention and evaluates program and policy interventions to prevent childhood obesity. She is a Registered Dietician and earned a B.S. in nutritional sciences from the University of Washington, and both an MPH and doctorate in public health nutrition from UC Berkeley.
Richard Enfield is a county director and 4-H Youth Development Advisor in San Luis Obispo County and acting county co-director in Santa Barbara County. His specialty areas are positive youth development, nonformal science projects, experiential education, John Dewey, community collaborations and the concepts of social capital, resiliency and developmental assets. He earned a B.S.in agricultural sciences - from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an M.A. in educational psychology from UC Riverside.
Keith Nathaniel is a 4-H youth development advisor in Los Angeles County. He specializes in adolescent development, educational planning, social capital and community networks. Nathaniel, who has worked for UCCE in Los Angeles County since 1994, played a key role in developing and shaping the Teen Leadership Development Institute, a 4-H program that offers workshops for inner-city teens to help them set goals, access college, and engage in community service. Nathaniel received his doctorate in educational leadership from UCLA, a master’s degree in education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis.
Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty is the 4-H Youth Development Advisor for Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties. Her scope of work is focused on developing multidisciplinary and integrated approaches to addressing California’s and the Nation’s decline in youth science performance and achievement. This is accomplished by conducting applied research, education and programs with nonformal educators utilizing effective professional development models, curricula, and deliveries, to engage youth in self-directed learning and discovery. Lynn graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point with a BS degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Outdoor Education in 1987, and obtained her MS degree in Outdoor Education in 1991 from Northern Illinois University.
Connie Schneider is a nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisor in Fresno County. She specializes in nutrition social marketing, obesity and physical activity. Before joining ANR in 2005, she served as an assistant professor of nutrition at California State University, Fresno. Schneider has a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from Florida International University in Miami, and earned her doctorate degree in nutrition and food management at Oregon State University.
Martin Smith is a Cooperative Extension associate specialist with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is part of the CA 4-H SET Leadership Team. His specialties are volunteer staff and curriculum development, nonformal science education and related fields.
Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr is a UC Davis Cooperative Extension nutrition science specialist. Her specialty areas are nutrition and health, nutrition, diet, drug and environment interactions, and child nutrition.