Associate Research Professor, Tulane University
Nathan has more than 20 years of experience working in design, implementation and/or evaluation of food security, humanitarian response, resilience and child wellbeing programs. Working with organizations such as the United Nations World Food Programme, UN Development Program, Food and Agriculture Organization and many other international organizations, he has taken operational, assessment, and evaluation roles in more than 20-countries.
He is currently PI/co-PI to resilience research in Somalia funded by USAID. He has been and institutional PI on 5 resilience related research projects in the New Orleans area including the Evauteers project evaluation and action research with flood-affected communities in Plaquemines Parish. Nathan served as Chief of Party for the multi-country humanitarian aid response valued at over 400 million USD to the El Niño drought food security crisis in South Africa, developing systems and relief approaches influencing the development of new resilience-focused programming.
As co-chair of the Emergency and Disaster Evaluation thematic group at the American Evaluation Association, Nathan has extended his reach in resilience research and intervention planning. Nathan has technical expertise in geographic information systems, vulnerability assessment, early warning, food security, resilience, and policy/procedure management gained in both operational and research settings.