Erin L. Barnhart

Erin L. Barnhart, Ph.D., has developed and delivered effective engagement tools, trainings and resources for volunteers, volunteer management professionals, and nonprofit and government organizations worldwide.

The Founder & President of Effective Altruism, LLC (http://www.erinlbarnhart.com/), Barnhart is also the Director of Operations for the American Gap Association. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Building Bridges Coalition, as a member of the Oregon Committee on Volunteerism, and as an online instructor for AmeriCorps VISTA and an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon and Concordia University-Portland. 

A former Fulbright Scholarship recipient and AmeriCorps*NCCC alum, Barnhart earned her Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State University in 2012, having completed her dissertation research on global host organizations of international volunteers. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, a Master of Public Administration, and a Graduate Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management, all from the University of Oregon.
 
Bio updated, April 2015