Nancy Hurlbut is the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Integrative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. She recently moved from Humboldt State University where she spent 17 years serving in multiple roles, including Chair of Child Development Department, Interim Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Ombudsperson, and Director of Distance Education. Nancy has worked in ECE in two countries and three states. She taught early childhood courses, directed the Child Development Laboratory, and Coordinated the Early Childhood Education Credential Program at Oklahoma State University. She also taught at University of North Carolina, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University Medical School. Her research is on early childhood education and the relationship between social emotional and cognitive development.
Nancy holds her doctoral degree from University of Wisconsin at Madison in Life-Span Human Development. She has participated in numerous statewide initiatives. She was a founding member of Baccalaureate Pathways in Early Care and Education (BPECE) and the Higher Education Colloquium. She was one of the CSU partners with Community College faculty who developed the Curriculum Alignment (CAP) courses that have become the Early Childhood Community College Transfer Curriculum (ADT). She recently served on the statewide Special Education Taskforce, the Early Childhood Permit Pane, and is presently a member of the California Core Team developing a state implementation plan in response to the Transforming the Workforce for Children Ages Birth through 8 report, co-leading the Priority Area 3: Higher Education.
She has been a partner member of the Los County Early Childhood Workforce Consortium and is presently a co-consultant for PEACH (Partnerships for Education, Articulation and Coordination through Higher Education).