Nicole Webster, Ph.D.

Nicole Webster, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Youth and International Development
  • Director of the Global Youth Civic Lab
004 Ferguson
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Change
  • International community development


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.S., Michigan State University
  • B.S., University of Florida

Research concentration

  • Youth civic engagement and international community development across the African Diaspora

Current research activities 

  • Director of the Global Youth Civic Lab (space to construct and deconstruct global spaces of civic engagement)   
  • Examining the role and meaning of societal civic engagement among Black and Latino young people in the Caribbean, Central America West Africa, and the Americas 
  • Examining the role of Black youth participation and inclusion in youth development programs in the US 

Graduate courses

  • AEE 515- Engagement through Outreach Scholarship in Higher Education
  • AYFCE 535 - Youth Civic Development 
  • AYFCE 840 - Applied Youth Development 
  • AFR 512 - Introduction to Decolonial Methods for Interdisciplinary Research 

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