Nathan Phillips


Nathan's Bio: Formerly a lead trainer at Apple Inc. for over six years, Dr. Phillips has also served on the faculties of the University of Hong Kong, Keio University, University of California at San Diego, Clark College, Palomar College, Portland State University, and the University of Portland. Nathan earned his Ph.D. from UCSD, masters at Johns Hopkins, and undergrad at Northwestern University. He has delivered over 7,000 training hours related to computer technology on subjects from Microsoft Office to Online Course Development. As an instructional designer he's developed course materials, learning objects, and multifaceted trainings, particularly for adult learners. Check out his LinkedIn profile for more information. Here's what Nathan says about himself: "I like to travel and have been to all 50 States and 7 countries. I hope to get to all the continents! I test out my instructional design ideas on my daughters, ages 2 and 7, and it doesn’t always go well! Luckily, I have a great sense of humor. I do not test out my ideas on my wife, which may be why I’m still married! I am a classically trained musician; in fact, I used to play viola professionally. I discovered I like playing much more for myself and friends than earning a living at it, you might hear and see me over at Catherine Hall trying to keep up with our fantastic music faculty. Everyone is surprised to find out where I was born and raised since I seem like a native Portlander––I love it here! I do have a subtle accent, can ya’ll guess where I’m from? And, I love to cook. I've been working on making the perfect bananas foster for over 20 years, my latest discovery is that you must use authentic Jamaican white rum."

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