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Dr. Nathan Hamblin

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PhD Leadership
Adjunct 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. (in Education) Mathematics, Miami University, 1990


Except for one year of teaching in a small, mountain school in southeast Kentucky, southwest Ohio has been Dr. Nathan Hamblin’s home for approximately 50 years. Dr. Hamblin is in his 30th year as an educator with the majority of that time teaching mathematics – from middle school to doctoral level.

Dr. Hamblin earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Along his doctoral journey, he developed a passion in mentoring fellow doctoral candidates through the intensive research and dissertation process. He has continued in such a role with several universities as well as an independent, educational consultant.

Dr. Hamblin’s research and teaching interests focus on advocating for 21st century teaching and learning, particularly:

            Educational leadership in the digital age;

            21st century teaching and learning;

            Guiding educators to connect to students, hone their craft, and find their voice;

            Igniting within students of all ages a love of learning and a growth mindset while preparing them for lifelong success;

            The whole child the whole time; and

            Recognizing the power in rural education and rural life.

Dr. Hamblin holds a deep commitment to the rural identity. He firmly believes it should not be the neglected ‘R’ within a culturally responsive educational system. He continues to make visible contributions to 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).

Hamblin, Nathan. “Doctor’s Orders: Ruminations & Rabbit Trails from a Veteran Educator.” First started in 2017, an edublog focused on nurturing the change required for 21st century teaching and learning through cultivating the next generations of educators.



“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