Dr. Nathan is a Professor of Learning Sciences (Educational Psychology Department) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the Director of the Center on Education and Work, the Director of the IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Mathematical Thinking, Learning and Instruction, and he also holds additional faculty appointments in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, and Psychology, and is a faculty fellow in the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research.
Dr. Nathan has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 120 presentations at professional meetings. He has delivered more than 50 international invited presentations. Dr. Nathan was recently inducted in the Teaching Academy for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Nathan was a founding officer of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS.org) and founded the Engineering and Computer Science Education section within Division C of the American Education Research Association (AERA). He served on the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council Committee on Integrated STEM Education from 2011 to 2014, contributing to the final report, STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research. Currently, he is associate editor for The Journal of the Learning Sciences, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, as well as on the advisory board for Purdue’s Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning (INSPIRE), and on the advisory board to the editor for the Journal of Engineering Education within the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).