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Nate Poling, Ph.D.

temporary-profile-placeholder_Big.jpgInstructional Consultant

npoling@tamu.edu | 979.458.0387
Office Location:
 200A YMCA


As an educator and faculty developer, Nate is interested in leveraging the power of popular culture, current events, and multimedia to help facilitate engaging and effective learning opportunities for today’s students. Nate has a wide range of teaching experience in higher education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. At the graduate level, he has taught courses in instructional design, project management, and educational technology. At the undergraduate level, he has taught introductory educational technology courses as well as special Honors courses in zombie literature and the popular game StarCraft 2. 


Nate received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology from the University of Florida. At the Center, Nate specializes in helping faculty increase student engagement through the use of technology, interactive teaching strategies, effective small group dynamics/logistics, and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). He also works with department and program-level program design/redesign projects, conducts classroom teaching observations, facilitates and co-facilitates a wide range of professional development workshops, and is available for individual or group faculty consultations.

Research Focus:

  • Digital Game-Based Learning
  • Student Motivation and EngagementMultimedia and Technology in the Classroom

Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Motivation and Engagement
  • Teaching Methods
  • Writing effective Assessment Items
  • Effective Facilitation of Small Group Work
  • Curriculum (Re)Design