Associate Director for Research
Nathan W. Moon, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology and serves as Associate Director for Research of the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) at Georgia Tech. His primary research interests include accessible and inclusive STEM education, workplace accommodations policy, accessible information and communications technologies, disability and technology policy, and program evaluation.
Dr. Moon currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the Georgia STEM Accessibility Alliance (GSAA), a five-year collaborative (with the University of Georgia) supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the participation of secondary and postsecondary students with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). He also serves as Co-Investigator on a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP), funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), to study the relationship between universal design and participation in the workplace. Finally, Moon serves as Project Director for the External Evaluation of the University System of Georgia (USG) STEM Initiative and Online Precalculus Emporium. In collaboration with Dr. Paul M.A. Baker, he provides general policy and programmatic support for the Office of Educational Access and Success (OEAS) in USG.
Dr. Moon has authored or co-authored two books, three book chapters, and approximately 15 peer-reviewed journal articles related to his current research. He also holds a courtesy appointment at Adjunct Professor/Lecturer in the School of History, Technology & Society, where he teaches courses in modern American and European history. Dr. Moon received his PhD in the history and sociology of science and technology from Georgia Tech in 2009. In addition to his research on disability and technology policy, he undertook a historical study of psychostimulant drugs, namely amphetamines and Ritalin, to understand their medical applications and extramedical consumption in postwar America.