REBECCA A. LONDON, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of California, Santa Cruz

1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064

rlondon@ucsc.edu; 831-459-5376

EDUCATION

1996     Ph.D., Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy, Human Development and Social Policy Program

1994     M.A., Northwestern University, Economics

1990     B.A., University of Michigan, Economics (with distinction)

EMPLOYMENT

2016-               University of California, Santa Cruz, Assistant Professor of Sociology

2016-2018      University of California, Santa Cruz, Faculty Director, Student Success Evaluation and Research Center

2015-               Public Policy Institute of California, Adjunct Fellow in Education Policy

2014-2016       University of California, Santa Cruz, Research Professor of Education and the Center for Collaborative   Research for an Equitable California

2014-2015       University of California, Santa Cruz, Student Success Research Advisor

2007-2014       Stanford University Graduate School of Education, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Senior Researcher (2008-2014), Director of Research (2007-2008)

2001-2006       University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, Associate Researcher and Lecturer (2004-2006), Assistant Researcher and Lecturer (2001-2004)

1996-2000       Berkeley Policy Associates, Principal Analyst and Board of Directors (1998-2000), Senior Analyst (1996-1997).

1992-1995       Northwestern University, Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Research Assistant

1990-1991       University of Michigan, Office of Tax Policy Research, Research Assistant

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2017-2020       Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. “Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust: Data As A Foundation for Building a Brighter Future for Children and Families” (Co-PI with Ogawa, R. and Getoor, L.; Fiscal Sponsor Santa Clara County Office of Education).

2017                Koret Scholars Mentor Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz

2016-2017       Committee on Research New Faculty Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz.

2016                Koret Scholars Mentor Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz

2015-2016       Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, “Family Involvement in the California Local Control Accountability Plan” (Grant to the Public Policy Institute of California).

2015-2016       Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Implementation of Playworks TeamUp.”

2013-2014       U.S. Department of Education, “Mission Promise Neighborhood,” (Grant to the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford).

2014-2015       Marin Community Foundation, “Study of Beyond Differences in Marin County” (Co-PI with Ingram, D.).

2011-2012       Redwood City 2020, “Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism in Redwood City School District” (Grant to the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford).

2010-2014       First 5 San Mateo County, “Link between Preschool for All and Early Elementary School Outcomes” (Grant to the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford).

2010-2013       Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Evaluation of Playworks: A Randomized Control Trial” (Co-PI with McLaughlin, M., subcontract to Mathematica Policy Research).

2010                Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, “Bridge to Success in San Francisco” (Grant to the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford).

2009-2011       Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through Salud America, “Linking After School Program Participation with Latino Youth’s Obesity and Physical Fitness Outcomes” (Co-PI with McLaughlin, M.). $75,000

2009-2010       Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Study of Playworks Implementation in Eight Bay Area Schools” (Co-PI with McLaughlin, M.). $256,000

2009                Peninsula Community Foundation, “Educational Outcomes for Court-Dependent Youth in San Mateo County” (Grant to the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford).

2006-2007       Digital Bridge Academy, “Evaluation of Digital Bridge Academy’s Professional Development for Community Colleges.”

2004-2006       Community Technology Foundation of California. “Immigrant Youth and the Digital Divide” (co-PI with Fairlie, R.W.).

2003-2006       Welfare Policy Research Project, University of California Office of the President. “Evaluation of California's CalWORKs Five-Year Time Limit,” (subcontract to with Berkeley Policy Associates).

2004-2005       U.S. Department of Labor. “An Analysis of the Dynamics of Health Insurance Coverage” (Co-PI with Fairlie, R.W.).

2004-2005       Employment Policies Institute. “An Analysis of the Dynamics of Health Insurance Coverage: Implications for the California Health Insurance Act of 2003” (Co-PI with Fairlie, R.W.).

2003-2005       The William T. Grant Foundation. “Race, Youth, and the Digital Divide,” (Co-PI with Fairlie, R.W. and Pastor, M.).

2002-2003       UC ACCORD (All Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity). “Postsecondary Education Among Welfare Recipients: What Factors Influence College Enrollment and Degree Completion?”

2002-2004       The James Irvine Foundation. “Evaluation of Regional Collaboratives funded under Irvine’s Workforce Development Portfolio,” (subcontract to Public Policy Associates).

2001-2003       Smith Richardson Foundation. “Welfare Reform and Family Formation,” (Co-PI with Mauldon, J. and Fein, D.).

2001-2004       Annie E. Casey Foundation. “Welfare Reform and Family Formation,” (Co-PI with Mauldon, J. and Fein, D.).

2001-2002       Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. “Does Diversion Assistance Promote Welfare Independence and Employment?”

2001-2002       Spencer Foundation. “The Role of College Education in Welfare Recipients' Paths to Self-Sufficiency.”

2001-2004       The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. “Evaluation of Families in Transition of Santa Cruz County,” (subcontract to Berkeley Policy Associates).

1999-2001       Colorado State Auditor’s Office, “Evaluation of Colorado Works,” (Contract to Berkeley Policy Associates).

1998-2001       Arkansas Department of Human Services, “Evaluation of Arkansas’ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program” (Contract to Berkeley Policy Associates).

1997-2000       North Dakota Department of Human Services, “Evaluation of North Dakota’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program” (Contract to Berkeley Policy Associates).

1997                Dissertation Award Finalist, Association of Public Policy and Management

1993-1996       National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, Race and Urban Poverty Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

ARTICLES IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

2018    “Social Isolation in Middle School,” (with Ingram, D.), School Community Journal, 28(1): 107-128.

2017    “The Role of Learning Support Services in University Students’ Educational Outcomes,” (with Balzer Carr, B.), Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, Forthcoming.

2016    “The Dynamics of Chronic Absence and Student Achievement,” (with Sanchez, M. and Castrechini, S.), Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(112): 1-26. 

2015    “Reinventing the Role of the University Researcher,” (with Nelson, I. and Strobel, K.), Educational Researcher, 44(1): 17-26.

2015    “Playing Fair: The Contribution of High-Functioning Recess to Overall School Climate in Low-Income Elementary Schools,” (with Stokes-Guinan, K., Westrich, L., and McLaughlin, M.), Journal of School Health, 85(1): 53-60.

2013    “Afterschool Program Participation, Youth Physical Fitness, and Overweight,” (with Gurantz, O.), American Journal of Preventive Medicine 44(3): S200-S207.

2013    “Chronic Health Conditions and School Performance Among Children and Youth,” (with Crump, C., Austria, D., Landau, M., Erlendson, B., and Rodriguez, E.), Annals of Epidemiology 23(4): 179-184.

2011    “The Effects of Home Computers on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Community College Students,” (with Fairlie, R.W.), Economic Journal 122(561): 727–753.

2011    “A Longitudinal Examination of the Link Between Youth Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement,” (with Castrechini, S.), Journal of School Health, 81(7): 400-408.

2011    “The Effect of Afterschool Program Participation on English Language Acquisition,” (with Gurantz, O. and Norman, J.R.), Afterschool Matters, 11: 1-8.

2010    “The Role of Community Technology Centers in Promoting Youth Development,” (with Pastor, M., Servon, L., Rosner, R., and Wallace, A.), Youth & Society 42(2): 199-228.

2010    “Data Infrastructure and Secondary to Postsecondary Tracking,” (with Gurantz, O.), Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk 15(1-2): 186-199.

2009    “Race, Ethnicity and the Dynamics of Health Insurance Coverage,” (with Fairlie, R.W.), Research in Labor Economics, Volume 29.

2009    “Who is at Risk of Losing and Gaining Health Insurance?” (with Fairlie, R.W.), Industrial Relations 48(2): 287-310.

2008    “The Dynamics of Health Insurance Coverage: Identifying Trigger Events for Insurance Loss and Gain,” (with Fairlie, R.W.), Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology 8(3): 159-185.

2008    “When The Divide Isn’t Just Digital: How Technology-Enriched Afterschool Programs Help Immigrant Youth Find a Voice, a Place, and a Future,” (with Pastor, M. and Rosner, R.), Afterschool Matters, 7: 1-11.

2006    “The Role of Postsecondary Education in Welfare Recipients' Paths to Self-Sufficiency,” Journal of Higher Education, 77(3): 472-496.

2005    “Welfare Recipients' College Attendance and Consequences for Time-Limited Aid,” Social Science Quarterly, 86:1104-1122.

2004    “Attitudes of Welfare Recipients Toward Marriage and Childbearing,” (with Mauldon, J., Fein, D., Patterson, R. and Sommer, H.), Population Research and Policy Review 23: 595–640.

2003    “Which TANF Recipients are Diverted and What are Their Outcomes?” Social Service Review 77(3): 373-398.

2000    “The Dynamics of Single Mothers' Living Arrangements,” Population Research and Policy Review 19(1): 73-96.

2000    “The Interaction Between Single Mothers' Living Arrangements and Welfare Participation,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 19(1): 93-117.

1998    “Trends in Single Mothers' Living Arrangements from 1970 to 1995: Correcting the Current Population Survey.”  Demography, 35(1): 125-31.

1997    “The Effect of Incremental Benefit Levels on Births to AFDC Recipients,” (with Fairlie, R.W.), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 16(4): 575-597.

1997    “April 15 Syndrome,” (with Slemrod, J., Christian, C., and Parker, J.), Economic Inquiry, 35(4): 695-709.

1996    “The Difference Between Divorced and Never‑Married Mothers' Participation in the AFDC Program,” Journal of Family Issues, 17(2): 170‑185.

1996    “The Determinants of State Abortion Rates: The Impact of Policy, Provider Availability, Political Climate, Demography, and Economics,” (with Blank, R.M. and George, C.), Journal of Health Economics, 15(5): 513-553.

BOOKS

2013    From Data to Action: A Community Approach to Improving Youth Outcomes. (Co-editor with McLaughlin, M.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

BOOK CHAPTERS

2017    “Incorporating Family Engagement Into California School District Accountability Plans,” in Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts, eds. Norris, K.E.L & Collier, S. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

2014    “The Youth Sector: Supporting Cross-Institutional Community Collaboration Through Shared Data.” (with McLaughlin, M.), in What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Urban Institute.

2013    “Using Cross-Agency Longitudinal Data for Improvement of Schools, Programs, and Policies for Youth,” (with McLaughlin, M.), in From Data to Action: A Community Approach to Improving Youth Outcomes, eds. McLaughlin, M. and London, R.A. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

2013    “Tying Youth Health and Wellness to Other Developmental Domains Using Linked Data,” in From Data to Action: A Community Approach to Improving Youth Outcomes, eds. McLaughlin, M. and London, R.A. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

2013    “What Makes the Youth Data Archive Actionable?” (with Dukakis, K.), in From Data to Action: A Community Approach to Improving Youth Outcomes, eds. McLaughlin, M. and London, R.A. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

2013    “The Youth Data Archive in Reflection: Contributions to the Local Youth Sector and Research Community,” (with McLaughlin, M.), in From Data to Action: A Community Approach to Improving Youth Outcomes, eds. McLaughlin, M. and London, R.A. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

2013    “Taking a Societal Sector Perspective on Youth Learning and Development,” (with McLaughlin, M.), in Design-based Implementation Research: An Emerging Model for Relating Research and Practice, eds. Penuel, W.R and Fishman, B.J. New York: Teachers College Press.

2007    “Navigating the Welfare Time Limit in California: How do Families Fare?” (with Mauldon, J. and Sommer, H.), in Child Poverty in America Today, Volume 3: Families and Children, eds. Arrighi, B.A. and Maume, D.J. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing.

2007    “Economic Conditions and Children’s Living Arrangements,” (with Fairlie, R.W.), in Economic Challenges, Policy Changes, and Poverty, eds. Blank, R., Danzinger, S. and Schoeni, R. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

2006    “The Expanding Use of Technology Among Latina Girls,” (with Fairlie, R.W.), in The Strengths and Strategies of Latina Girls, eds. Denner, J. and Guzman, B. New York: NYU Press.

1996    “Trends in the Working Poor: The Impact of Economy, Family, and Public Policy,” (with Blank, R.M.), in America's Working Poor, ed., Swartz, T.R., Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press.

WORKING PAPERS

2018    “Advantageous Adaptations: An Institutional Analysis of Student Success Interventions for Equity” (with Chang, E. and Foster, S.).

2018    “Healthy, Housed and Well-Fed: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Basic Needs Support Program for University Student Success” (with Balzer Carr, B.). Paper prepared for the 2018 APPAM Annual Conference.

2018    “Community Initiated Student Engaged Research: A Model for Integrated Public Sociology” (with Greenberg, M. and McKay, S.). Paper prepared for the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting.

2016    “Early Partnership Formation in Community Engaged Research Projects,” (with Glass, R., Chang, E., and Sabati, S.).

SELECTED REPORTS

SELECTED REPORTS 

2018    “It's Not Called Recess Anymore: Safe, Healthy and Productive Break Time in Middle School.”

2015    “Learning Support Services at the University of California, Santa Cruz: Students’ Experiences and Educational Outcomes,” (with Balzer Carr, B.).

2015    “Implementation of Summer Academy: First Year, University of California, Santa Cruz,” (with Balzer Carr, B.).

2015    “Implementation of Beyond Differences in Marin County, California,” (with Ingram, D.).

2013    “Impact and Implementation Findings from an Experimental Evaluation of Playworks: Effects on School Climate, Academic Learning, Student Social Skills and Behavior,” (with Fortson, J., James-Burdumy, S., Bleeker, M., Beyler, N., Westrich, L., Stokes-Guinan, K., Castrechini, S.), Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2013    “Playworks Implementation in 17 Schools from 6 U.S. Cities,” (with Westrich, L., Stokes-Guinan, K., Castrechini, S., James-Burdumy, S., Bleeker, M.), Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2013    “Findings from an Experimental Evaluation of Playworks: Effects on Play, Physical Activity and Recess,” (with Beyler, N., Bleeker, M., James-Burdumy, S., Fortson, J., Westrich, L., Stokes-Guinan, K., Castrechini, S.), Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2013    “Findings from a Randomized Experiment of Playworks: Selected Results from Cohort 1,” (with Fortson, J., James-Burdumy, S., Bleeker, M., Beyler, N., Westrich, L., Stokes-Guinan, K., Castrechini, S.), Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2012    “Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools,” (with Castrechini, S.), Center for American Progress Report.

2011    “Community-Based After School Programs and Youth Physical Fitness,” (with Gurantz, O.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Issue Brief.

2011    “Educational Outcomes for Preschool for All Participants in Redwood City School District,” (with Mallonee, N. and Sanchez, M.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Issue Brief.

2011    “Playworks: Supporting Positive School Climate in Low-Income Elementary Schools,” (with Mallonee, N., Stokes-Guinan, K., Westrich, L. and McLaughlin, M.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Report.

2011    “Playworks: Supporting Play and Physical Activity in Low-Income Elementary Schools,” (with Stokes-Guinan, K., Mallonee, N., Westrich, L. and McLaughlin, M.), Stanford University, Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Report.

2011    “Playworks: Supporting Positive Youth Development in Low-Income Elementary Schools,” (with Westrich, L., Mallonee, N., Stokes-Guinan, K. and McLaughlin, M.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Report.

2010    “State and Local Data Infrastructure for Tracking Secondary to Postsecondary Educational Outcomes,” (with Gurantz, O.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Issue Brief.

2010    “Playworks Implementation in Eight Bay Area Elementary Schools: Final Report,” (with Mallonee, N., Stokes-Guinan, K. and Westrich, L.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Report.

2010    “Early Playworks Implementation in Six Bay Area Elementary Schools,” (with Mallonee, N., Stokes-Guinan, K., Westrich, L. and McLaughlin, M.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Report.

2009    “Community Schools Evaluation Toolkit,” (with Shah, S., Brink, K., Masur, S., and Quihuis, G.), Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership.

2009    “Exploring the Link between Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement,” (with Castrechini, S.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Issue Brief.

2009    “Positive Youth Development: Individual, Setting and System Level Indicators,” (with Dukakis, K., McLaughlin, M., and Williamson, D.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Report.

2008    “Boys and Girls Club Participation and English Language Development Among English Learner Students,” (with Gurantz, O.), Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center Issue Brief.

2007    “Feeding the Fire: Professional Development and the Digital Bridge Academy Faculty Training,” (with Smith, M., Rosner, R., and Bullock, H.), Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community Report.

2006    “Crossing the Divide: Immigrant Youth and Digital Disparity in California,” (with Fairlie, R., Pastor, M. and Rosner, R.), Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community Report to the Community Technology Foundation of California.

2006    “Time Running Out: A Portrait of California Families Reaching the CalWORKs Time Limit in 2004,” (with Mauldon, J.), Report to the Welfare Policy Research Project, University of California Office of the President.

2006    “Passing the Torch: An Evaluation of the Digital Bridge Academy Replication,” (with Smith, M. and George, B.), Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community Report.

2004    “Evaluation of Families in Transition of Santa Cruz County: Final Report,” (with Tanguay, D.), Berkeley Policy Associates Report.

2003    Evaluation of Colorado Works: Final Report, (with Valvano, V. and co-authors), Berkeley Policy Associates Report.

2002    “Families in Transition: Serving Families with Multiple Barriers to Self-Sufficiency,” (with Tanguay, D.), Berkeley Policy Associates Policy Brief.

2002    “Welfare Reform and Family Formation: Assessing the Effects,” (with Fein, D., Mauldon, J., and Durberstein-Lindberg, L.), Abt Associates and University of California Research Brief.

2001    “Evaluation of Arkansas' TEA Program: Seventh Bi-Annual Report,” (with Abe, Y. Ellerbe, L., Fischer, W., Frakes, D., Goldsmith, J. and Harper, S.), Berkeley Policy Associates Report.

2000    “Evaluation of the North Dakota Training, Education, Employment and Management (TEEM) Program: Final Report,” Berkeley Planning Associates Report.

1998    “Evaluation of the Health Care Workers Retraining Demonstration,” (with Walsh, S. and co-authors), Berkeley Planning Associates Report.

1997    “Evaluation of Short-Time Compensation Programs,” (with Walsh, S. and co-authors), Berkeley Planning Associates Report.

1993    “A Profile of Chicago's Poverty and Related Conditions,” (with Puntenney, D.), Report to the Chicago Donors Forum.

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2018   “Community-Initiated Student Engaged Research,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

2018   “Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust,” University of California Regents Sub-Committee on Public Engagement and Development, invited.

2018   “Using Data to Reduce Disparities in Public Education,” University of California, Santa Cruz, Research Frontiers Silicon Valley, invited.

2018   “Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust: A Scalable Model for Improving Educational Outcome and Well-Being for Children and Families,” National Interoperability Consortium Conference, invited.

2016   “Creating a Framework to Assess Recess Quality,” Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference.

2015   “Physical Activity and School Climate,” Invited Speaker, U.S. Department of Education webinar hosted by the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments.

2013   “Better Recess, Better Learning,” Invited Speaker, U.S. Congressional Briefing.

2013   “Youth Health, Wellness, and Academics in Schools and Communities,” Invited Speaker Stanford Health Promotion Network Annual Summit.

2011   “Obesity and Physical Fitness in Greater Redwood City,” Salud America 3rd Annual Conference.

2010   “Secondary to Postsecondary Transitions for Youth in San Francisco Unified School District,” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference.

2010   “Using Linked Data to Study Foster Youth Educational Outcomes,” National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Annual Conference.

2010   “Latino Adolescent After School Program Participation and Physical Fitness,” Salud America 2nd Annual Conference.

2010   “University and community partners sharing data to improve systems, services, and policy,” Society for Research on Adolescence Bi-Annual Conference.

2010   Discussant for “PSE+: A Gates Foundation Initiative,” UC ACCORD Conference at the University of California, San Diego.

2009   “A Longitudinal Examination of the Link Between Youth Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement,” IZA, Bonn, Germany.

2009   “A Longitudinal Examination of the Link Between Youth Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement,” OECD, Paris, France.

2008   “How Are TANF Exemptions Distributed and How Well Do They Work?” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference.

2008   “Civic Engagement and Research Universities: The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities Stanford University,” Tenth Annual Western Region Campus Compact Consortium, Catching Waves: Using Engagement to Address Critical Issues.

2007   “After School Participation and English Language Acquisition,” Psychology Colloquium, University of California, Santa Cruz.

2006   “Economic Conditions and Children’s Living Arrangements,” Administration on Children and Families 9th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference.

2006   “Youth and Technology,” Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at California State University at Los Angeles, Connecting California: Bridging the Digital and Geographic Divides.

2006   Discussant for”Applied Demography as a Tool for Policy Design and Program Implementation” session at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America.

2006   “Girls’ Access to Computers and the Internet,” BayCHI Kids forum.

2005   “Race, Youth, and the Digital Divide: CTCs and the Digital Divide,” University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community Brown Bag Series.

2005   “The Role of Community Technology Centers in Youth Skill-Building and Empowerment,” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference.

2005   “The Dynamics of Health Insurance Coverage and Implications for Employer Mandated Health Insurance,” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference.

2005   “Economic Conditions and Children’s Living Arrangements,” Population Association of America Annual Research Conference.

2005   “Impact of Welfare Reform on Marriage, Cohabitation, Doubling Up and Births: Experimental Evidence from Four States,” Population Association of America Annual Research Conference.

2005   “Economic Conditions and Children’s Living Arrangements,” National Poverty Center, Georgetown University.

2005   “Impact of Welfare Reform on Marriage, Cohabitation, Doubling Up and Births: Experimental Evidence from Four States,” University of California, Santa Cruz Economics Department Brown Bag Series.

2004   “Race, Youth, and the Digital Divide,” CTCNet Annual Conference.

2004   “Economic Conditions, Parental Job Loss, and Children’s Living Arrangements,” Shifting Resources Pre-Conference, National Poverty Center, University of Michigan.

2003   “Welfare Recipients' College Enrollment, Graduation, and Time on Aid,” Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference.

2003   “Academic Research and Economic Justice,” Building a Research and Advocacy Agenda around Economic Justice Workshop, sponsored by the University of California Santa Cruz Psychology Department with funds from The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

2003   “What Do They Think?  Welfare Recipients’ Attitudes Towards Marriage and Childbearing,” University of California, Santa Cruz, Social Psychology Colloquium.

2002   “The Role of Postsecondary Education in Welfare Recipients' Paths to Self-Sufficiency,” University of California, Santa Cruz, Economics and Public Policy Seminar.

2002   “What are the TANF Rules?”  University of California, Santa Cruz, Demystifying Welfare Teach-In sponsored by Student Union Assembly.

2002   “Welfare Reform and Family Formation: The Case of Florida,” Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference.

2002   “Diversion Assistance: Which TANF Applicants Are Diverted and What are their Outcomes,” Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference.

2000   “Working to Address Barriers to Self-Sufficiency: The Families in Transition Program,” Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference.

1999   “Employer-Sponsored Welfare-to-Work Training: A Case Study of Pacific Gas and Electric,” National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics Annual Conference.

1998   “Evaluation of North Dakota's TEEM Project, Interim Implementation Findings,” National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics Annual Conference.

1998   “Process and Implementation Studies,” Evaluating Welfare Reform Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families.

1997   “The Effect of Incremental Benefit Levels on Births to AFDC Recipients,” Population Association of America Annual Conference.

1997   Discussant for “Effect of Mothers' AFDC Receipt on Daughters' Teenage Childbearing,” Population Association of America Annual Conference.

1997   Discussant for “Welfare Generosity, Pregnancies and Abortions Among Unmarried Recipients,” Population Association of America Annual Conference.

1997   “Fertility and Incremental AFDC Benefits: Implications for Family Cap Policies,” National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics Annual Conference.

1996   “Single Mothers' Living Arrangements: The Effect of Household Composition on AFDC Participation,” Midwest Economic Association Annual Conference.

1996   “Trends in Single Mothers' Living Arrangements,” Human Development and Social Policy Program, Northwestern University.

1995   “The Effects of Single Mothers' Living Arrangements on AFDC Participation,” Race and Urban Poverty Program and Department of Economics, Northwestern University; University of California, Santa Cruz.

1994   Discussant for “Patterns of Child Support Compliance in Wisconsin,” Race and Urban Poverty Program, Northwestern University.

1994   “Trends in the Working Poor: The Impact of Economy, Family, and Public Policy,” Notre Dame University.

LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY

2000    “Colorado Works Evaluation: Second Annual Report,” Legislative Audit Committee, Colorado State General Assembly.

2000    “Evaluation of Arkansas' TEA Program: Evaluation Summary,” Joint Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, Arkansas State General Assembly.

1999    “Colorado Works Evaluation: First Annual Report,” Legislative Audit Committee, 8Colorado State General Assembly.

1999    “Evaluation of Arkansas' TEA Program: Fourth Bi-Annual Report,” Joint Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, Arkansas State General Assembly.

1999    “Colorado Works Evaluation Update,” Health, Environment, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Colorado State General Assembly.

1999    “Evaluation of Arkansas' TEA Program: Third Bi-Annual Report,” Joint Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, Arkansas State General Assembly.

1999    “Interim Report on Caseload Characteristics, Program Eligibility, and County Policies,” Legislative Audit Committee, Colorado State General Assembly.

1999    “Interim Report on Caseload Characteristics, Program Eligibility, and County Policies,” Health, Environment, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Colorado State General Assembly.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE

Member: Association of Public Policy and Management, American Education Research Association, American Sociological Association

Research Affiliate: Public Policy Institute of California, National Poverty Center, CESIfo, University of California Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California

Editorial Review Board Member: Afterschool Matters

Referee: Afterschool Matters, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Children & Youth Services Review, Contemporary Economic Policy, Demography, Education Economics, Education Policy, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, European Economic Review, Family Planning Perspectives, Journal of Development Psychology, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Journal of School Health, Social Problems, Social Science Quarterly, Social Service Review, Urban Studies, Youth & Society

Service: U.S. Bureau of the Census, consultation regarding living arrangement statistics for Census report on historical trends in family demographics

TEACHING AND GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING

Sociology 250, Grantwriting and Course Design: Spring 2017

Sociology 3A, Evaluation of Evidence, UC Santa Cruz: Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

Sociology 148, Educational Inequality, UC Santa Cruz: Winter 2018

Sociology 193, Field Study, UC Santa Cruz: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018

Sociology 195, Undergraduate Thesis: Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018

Sociology 169, Social Inequality, UC Santa Cruz: Winter 2006

Sociology 169, Social Inequality, UC Santa Cruz: Fall 2006

Economics/Legal Studies 128, Poverty and Public Policy, UC Santa Cruz: Fall 2001

Economics/Legal Studies 128, Poverty and Public Policy, UC Santa Cruz: Winter 2003

Economics/Legal Studies 128, Poverty and Public Policy, UC Santa Cruz: Winter 2004

Economics/Legal Studies 128, Poverty and Public Policy, UC Santa Cruz: Winter 2005

Economics/Legal Studies 128, Poverty and Public Policy, UC Santa Cruz: Winter 2006

Economics/Legal Studies 128, Poverty and Public Policy, UC Santa Cruz: Fall 2006

Economics and Public Policy, UC Berkeley (guest lecture)

Evaluation of Welfare Programs, UC Berkeley (guest lectures)

Human Biology, Health and Schools, Stanford University (guest lecture)

Graduate student supervising: over 40 graduate students (doctoral and masters) at Stanford and UCSC.