Nate joined Resources for Learning (RFL) in April 2015. His responsibilities include managing curriculum development, research, technology, and professional development projects. Nate’s specialties are in the intersection of education and technology, building and implementing programs, and technologies to improve student learning.
Nate works in the following service areas at RFL:
As a former high school English teacher and Teach For America Corps member, Nate integrated technology into his classroom to increase student engagement and outcomes. His areas of interest include instructional technology practice and integration, professional development, online and hybrid instruction, and social media integration. Additionally, Nate completed a Public Policy and Technology Fellowship at the Computing Research Association in Washington, D.C., advocating and supporting national and local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs and policies.
Prior to joining RFL, Nate worked as a public relations and marketing consultant for early-stage education technology companies, conducting strategic planning with the company founders and executives to design and implement full-service marketing and public relations programs aligned to business goals, market, and audience needs. He has launched numerous companies and products in industries beyond education, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, open source enterprise software, and big data. He co-founded the U.C. Berkeley Center for Next Generation Teaching and Learning, where he researched and developed support methods and approaches to promote student-centered and objective-based design approaches to technology integration. He developed and evaluated campus-wide initiatives introducing social-media enabled hybrid courses, collaborated with the U.C. Office of the President Online Instruction Pilot to develop the project’s community and resource portal, and designed multi-module, multi-instructor online courses for the U.C. Berkeley School of Information. In addition, he taught a graduate course on new media and learning.
Nate earned a Masters of Information Management and Systems from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arizona. Additionally, he received a management of technology certificate from the U.C. Berkeley Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership.