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Nathan Elequin

Graduate Research Assistant, Instructional Technology Specialist

Summary

Classically-educated, high-achieving interdisciplinary student synthesizes behavioral economics with his passion for instructional design to bridge the gap between emerging technology and educational environments. 

Really? Prove It:

"Classically-educated" - (Veritas Academy, Baylor Honors Program)

"High-achieving" - (Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, Member of ODK and ODE Societies)

"Interdisciplinary student" - (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core)

"Synthesizes behavioral economics" - (Bachelor's in Economics, McLane Scholar)

"Passion for instructional design" - (Instructional Potfolio, Blog on Educational Games)

"Emerging technology and educational environments" - (Published Honors Thesis, "Press A+ To Play: The Emerging Field of Gamification in Higher Education")

Work History

Aug 2017May 2018

Graduate Research Assistant

Syracuse University Project Advance

I've signed on as a graduate research alongside a program which  uses innovations in evaluative technology and education to support students in their journey to college. My work will mostly involve conducting institutional assessment and aiding supervisors with work in improving upon their models of education.

Aug 2016Mar 2017

Student Activities Auxiliary, Program Assistant

Syracuse University - Orange After Dark Programs

Under a select graduate assistantship within the Higher Education program, applied elements of administrative decision-making, organizational consultation, and student instruction within the Office of Student Activities to help coordinate its events.

Aug 2014Dec 2015

SAT Course Instructor, Curriculum Developer

More Than A Teacher

Utilizing a combination of More Than A Teacher's (MTAT) unique platform and my own experience as a National Merit Scholar and SAT tutor, I taught six-week courses to high school students and tracked their quantitative progress to maximize their scores and access to college scholarships.

Jan 2015May 2016

Founder, President

The Whatever (Student Experience)

The Whatever is an official chartered organization within Baylor University. Its mission statement focuses on being a conspicuously inclusive environment which equips its members with the leadership experience they need to change the student culture at Baylor University. It applies concepts in gamification, behavioral psychology, and student development in its work at reshaping how college students see their university experience. 

Apr 2013Aug 2015

Orientation Leader, Student Counselor

Baylor New Student Programs

As a counselor, I oversaw the transition of hundreds of incoming Baylor Honors College freshmen into the lifestyle and traditions that comprise the Baylor experience. I facilitated activities, led small groups of 10-14 in discussions and goal-setting, and demonstrated Baylor virtues to help acclimate students into their new environment.

Jun 2014Aug 2017

Web Marketer, Promotional Specialist

SmartDog Services

My responsibilities during this summer opportunity included managing the online social presence of Smartdog Services, communicating complex consulting ideas in bite-sized video and audio formats, and creating promotional material to spread information about the corporation.

Education

Aug 2017July 2018

Master of Science (M.S.), Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation

Syracuse University

Studying as part of a research-heavy program which dovetails "soft skills" in education (curricular design and pedagogy) with "hard skills" in education (evaluative metrics and online technologies) to  equip educational leaders with the comprehensive understanding necessary to innovate within academic disciplines.

Aug 2012May 2016

Bachelor of Business Administration

Baylor University - Business Fellows Program

Part of Baylor's 7th select cohort of gifted business students to receive this interdisciplinary degree. The Business Fellows program allows its students to study all nine business fields (Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Management, Information Systems, Business Law, Business Calculus) while integrating their studies into their fields of passion or personal research. Includes a Senior Thesis.

Awards And Accolades

  • Certificate of Distinction, Baylor Honors College
  • Certificate of Distinction, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
  • Honors Senior Thesis, Researching Gamification in Higher Education
  • McLane Scholar, Baylor Free-Enterprise Cohort of Accomplished Intellectuals
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Economics Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society
  • Regents' Gold Scholarship, Baylor University
  • National Merit Scholar, NMSQT
  • Valedictorian, Veritas Academy Classical School

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