Nathan Whitley-Grassi

  • Title:
    Interim Director of Educational & Emerging Technologies
  • Office:
    Educational and Emerging Technologies
  • Buffalo
  • (800) 847-3000 Ext. 3825

Dr. Nathan Whitley-Grassi is the Associate Director of Educational Technologies at SUNY Empire State College’s, where he leads a team of Educational Technologists who work with faculty to develop pedagogically sound methods for integrating technology into their teaching and learning. He holds a PhD in education from Walden University and holds graduate degrees in biological anthropology and ecology, evolution and behavior from SUNY University at Buffalo as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology from Armstrong State University. 

Whitley-Grassi is a teaches Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies (MALET) program where he teaches courses on educational assessment, STEM education, instructional design, and advises graduate students at the Empire State College School of Graduate Studies. Whitley-Grassi also teaches courses in education, biological anthropology, primate behavior, conservation, and ecology and evolution topics at the undergraduate level. 

Whitley-Grassi’s research interests include increasing access to STEM experiences through innovative technology integration, educational assessment and faculty development.



  • B.S. in Biology from University of Georgia
  • M.A. in Biological Anthropology & Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior from University at Buffalo - State University of New York
  • Ph.D in Education from Walden University
  • M.A. in Biological Anthropology & Ecology, Evolution and Behavior from University at Buffalo - State University of New York