Nathan Mentzer
Nathan J Mentzer
Board of Directors Associate Professor Purdue University
Purdue University 155 South Grant St West Lafayette IN 47907 US Phone(765) 496-2383
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Nathan Mentzer is an associate professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute with a joint appointment in the College of Education at Purdue University. He prepares Engineering/Technology candidates for teacher licensure. Dr. Mentzer’s educational efforts in pedagogical content knowledge are guided by a research theme centered in student learning of engineering design thinking on the secondary level. Nathan was a former middle and high school technology educator in Montana prior to pursuing a doctoral degree. He was a National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) Fellow at Utah State University while pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. After graduation he completed a one year appointment with the Center as a postdoctoral researcher.