A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students of every age from young children to senior citizens. He taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at the Santa Clara Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah for twelve years. Now he teaches undergraduate and graduate students at Utah State University.
Over the last several years, he has had the opportunity to work extensively with groups of international teachers through the IREX/TEA program sponsored and funded through the U.S. State Department. In 2011, 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.