California Agriculture
California Agriculture
California Agriculture
University of California
California Agriculture

Roshan Kumar Nayak

Academic Coordinator II
Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program
2801 Second Street
274 B
DAVIS, CA 95618 Create VCard


Ph.D. , The Pennsylvania State University. 2016
M.S. , Tarleton State University. 2012
B.S. , Banaras Hindu University. 2009


Peer Reviewed

  • Nayak, R., Worker, S., & Marshall-Wheeler, N. Youth Public Speaking Self-Efficacy Survey, Journal of Extension. In press.

  • Worker, S. M., Nayak, R., & Moncloa, F. (2024). California 4-H Computer Science Education Pathway. The Journal of Extension, 62(1), Article 9.

  • Gemma, M., Nayak, R., Butterfield, C., Schwarting, D., & MacArthur, S. Engaging Generation Z: Exploring Volunteering Preferences and Influential Factors for 4-H Programming. Journal of Extension. In Press. 

  • Iaccopucci, A. M., Horowitz, M., Espinoza, D., & Nayak, R. (2024). Leveraging 4-H to Address Emergent Health Needs during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology Pilot Project. The Journal of Extension, 61(3), Article 17.

  • Alotaibi, B. A., Muddassir, M., Abbas, A., Nayak, R. K., & Azeem, M. I. (2024). Students’ satisfaction and learning experiences at higher agricultural education institutions in Saudi Arabia: an empirical inquest. Front. Educ. 9:1335663. Doi: 10.3389/feduc.2024.1335663

  • Ali, Q., Abbas, A., Raza, A., Khan, M.T.I., Zulfiqar, H., Iqbal, M.A., Nayak, R.K., Alotaibi, B.A. (2023). Exploring the Students’ Perceived Effectiveness of Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Empirical Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Behav. Sci.13(7), 578. 

  • Hayat, N., Mustafa, G., Alotaibi, B. A., Nayak, R. K., & Naeem, M. (2023). Households food consumption pattern in Pakistan: Evidence from recent household integrated economic survey. Heliyon, 9(9), e19518.

  • Mustafa, G., Alotaibi, B.A., & Nayak, R.K. (2023). Linking Climate Change Awareness, Climate Change Perceptions and Subsequent Adaptation Options among Farmers. Agronomy13(3), 758. 

  • Marshall-Wheeler, N., Nayak, R., Iaccopucci, A., & Worker, S. M. (2023). Long-Term Outcomes of Early Adult 4-H Alumni. The Journal of Extension, 61(2), Article 2.

  • ul Haq, S., Shahbaz, P., Abbas, A., Alotaibi, B. A., Nadeem, N., & Nayak, R. K. (2023) Looking up and going down: Does sustainable adaptation to climate change ensure dietary diversity and food security among rural communities or vice versa? Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 7:1142826.

  • Worker S, Nayak R, Meng Y, Marshall-Wheeler N. (2023). UC 4-H programs bolster youths' public speaking confidence. Calif Agr 77(1):30-35.

  • Espinoza, D., laccopucci, A., Horowitz, M., Nayak, R. (2023). UC 4-H youth spread the facts — not the disease — during COVID-19. Calif Agr.

  • Shahbaz, P., ul Haq, S., Abbas, A., Batool, Z., Alotaibi, B.A., & Nayak, R.K. (2022). Adoption of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices through Women Involvement in Decision Making Process: Exploring the Role of Empowerment and Innovativeness. Agriculture,12(8):1161. 

  • Smith Jr, M., Webster, N., & Nayak, R. (2022). Exploring African American Male Youth’s Perceptions of Community Involvement Through 4-H Programs. Journal of Youth Development17(1), 9-32. 

  • Alotaibi, B. A., Abbas, A., Ullah, R., Nayak, R. K., Azeem, M. I., & Kassem, H. S. (2021). Climate Change Concerns of Saudi Arabian Farmers: The Drivers and Their Role in Perceived Capacity Building Needs for Adaptation. Sustainability13(22), 12677. 

  • Amende, J., Greenway, S., Vega, L., & Nayak, R. (2021). Developing a Youth Entrepreneurship Program to Reach Latinx Youth. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 9(3), 2. DOI: 

  • Alotaibi, B. A., Kassem, H. S., Nayak, R. K., & Muddassir, M. (2020). Farmers’ Beliefs and Concerns about Climate Change: An Assessment from Southern Saudi Arabia. Agriculture10(7), 253. 

  • Sinha, A., Nayak, R., & Singh, R. N. (2020). Revamping of doctoral education in agricultural sciences in India. CURRENT SCIENCE118(7), 1017. 

  • Nayak, R., Ewing, J., Yoder, E., & Luke, L. B. (2018). Farm Science Centre and On-Farm Food Safety Training in India: Perspectives of Programme Coordinators. Journal of Global Communication11(2), 128-138. 10.5958/0976-2442.2018.00017.4 

  • Nayak, R., Tobin, D., Thomson, J., & Radhakrishna, R. (2015). Evaluation of On-Farm Food Safety Programming in Pennsylvania: Implications for Extension. The Journal of Extension, 53(1), Article 34.

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