In 2021, he retired from Utah State University. There, he served as Director of Technology for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Director of the Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center, and Director of Utah's NASA Regional Educator Resource Center.
A former elementary school teacher, Nathan taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at the Santa Clara Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah. At Utah State University, he facilitated learning for university students, public school teachers, and senior citizens.
He had the opportunity to work extensively with groups of international high school teachers through the IREX/TEA program sponsored and funded through the U.S. State Department. He was invited by the U.S. State Department to go to Amman, Jordan to train high school teachers from Jordan and Lebanon in the use of technology in education, and to share open education resources with them.