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Nate Poling, Ph.D.

Nate Poling, Ph.D.

Senior Educational Consultant

Office: Blocker 233B

As a Senior Instructional Consultant at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Nate works closely with faculty from across the University in a wide range of areas such as interactive instructional strategies, facilitating effective small group learning, and the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Currently, Nate is exploring the role emotions play in teaching and learning and how helping both instructors and students better recognize and regulate them can create more equitable and effective learning environments. Nate has also established and currently facilitates a sustained faculty learning community centered on creating student-centered supportive learning environments.

Nate received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology from the University of Florida and 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 real-time strategy game StarCraft 2.

Research Focus:

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • The Role of Emotions in the Learning Environment
  • Facilitating Effective Student Groups

Areas of Expertise:
  • Faculty Educational Development Programming
  • Individual Consultations
  • Equitable Learning Environments
  • Digital Game Based Learning
  • Supporting First-Gen Students
  • Teaching Controversial Topics and Managing Challenging Classroom Situations