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Dr. Nathan Hamblin

Dr. Nathan Hamblin
PhD Leadership
Associate Program Director/Assistant Professor


Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Liberty University, 2017
Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Liberty University, 2013
M.S. Educational Technology, University of Dayton, 2003
B.S.E. Mathematics, Miami University, 1990


Dr. Hamblin’s research and teaching interests focus on:

  • Educational leadership in the digital age;
  • 21st-century teaching and learning; 
  • Rural education and rural life;
  • Academic Integrity;
  • Experiential learning; and
  • The doctoral journey.

Dr. Hamblin holds a deep commitment to the rural identity. He continues to make visible contributions and be a voice for its advocacy – including speaking to this passion at multiple conferences. In 2018, Dr. Hamblin was designated an Advocate by the Rural Schools Collaborative.

In his spare time, Dr. Hamblin enjoys reading, cycling, and traveling with his wife, Kimberly, in their RV.


Hamblin, Nathan. “Academic Dishonesty in the Digital Age - A Rural Perspective.” Published October 22, 2019, in Integrity Matters – a professional blog by the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI).

"Rural Road - Snapshots of Success: Access to Higher Ed through the Voices of Those That Have Been There," Center for Rural Education Virtual Conference, Austin Peay State University, March 23, 2021
“AcademicIntegrity in the Digital Age,” IGNITE 2.0, Middletown, OH, February 27, 2019
“RuralEdMatters,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 18-20, 2019
“RuralInfluence,” Ohio ACT State Organization Conference, Columbus, OH, January 29-30, 2019
“RuralSchoolsMatter,” Kappa Delta Pi Convocation, Indianapolis, IN, November 1-3, 2018
“Academic Dishonesty in the Digital Age from a Rural Perspective,” National Forum to Advance Rural Education, Denver, CO, October 11-13, 2018
“The Logan Effect – The Case for a 21st Century Educational Model,” Kappa Delta Pi Convocation, Pittsburgh, PA, October 26–28, 2017