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Nathan Elequin

Graduate Research Assistant, Instructional Technology Specialist

Summary

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

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

"High-performing" - (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

Mar 2018Present

Founder, CEO

Campus Culture Games

I started Campus Culture Games (CCG) thanks to the capital success and market demand for #TheHunt - a gamified digital student orientation which excels in helping students develop their identity and find community at their universities. CCG will provide a distributable service for universities to customize and implement #TheHunt for particular student groups on their campus. As a result, my work as the CEO of the company involves strategic leadership, business planning, game development, instructional consulting, marketing, and B2B salesmanship.

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

Marketing Consultant, Promotional Specialist

SmartDog Services

My responsibilities during this summer opportunity included managing the online presence of Smartdog Services, communicating complex ideas in business software applications inaccessible  video and audio formats, and creating promotional material to educate clients about the corporation's offerings.

Education

Aug 2017Aug 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.

Aug 2012May 2016

Bachelor of Science, Economics

Baylor University - Hankamer School of Business

Pursued a degree in microeconomics and game theory in order to more-greatly understand behavioral economics in competitive and cooperative  systems.

Presentations

"A Front-End Analysis Approach to Technological Integration in K-12 Environments" (April 2018).

Elequin, N. (2018). Presented during coursework for  IDE 712: Analysis for Human Performance Technologies.

"Simulated Instructional Project Management - Detailed Overview" (April 2018).

Elequin, N. (2018). Presented during coursework for  IDE 761: Instructional Project Management.

"Software Engineering inspires Instructional Design" (March 2018).

Elequin, N. (2018). Presented during coursework for  IDE 632: Principles of Instructional Design II

"Gamification in Higher Education" - In A Nutshell" (February 2017)

Elequin, N. (2017). Presented as part of the '3-Minute Thesis' competition as facilitated by Syracuse University. 

Awards And Accolades

  • Google Certified Instructor (Level 1)Google for Education  
  • 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 University Model School

Portfolio

Skills

Videography & Audio Editing

Apple Logic Pro (Audio), Final Cut (Video), and other streamlined software. About 4000 hours of experience in overall video and audio production.

Presentations & Public Speaking

Hundreds of hours of experience in formal presentations, board room meetings, live interviews, and workshops.

G-Suite For Education

Experienced in using and training teachers to use Google's suite of educator tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom, Forms) to improve student performance and teacher satisfcation.

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