Assistant Director & Lecturer

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Functional Area(s):


Masters in Social Work

Masters of Business Administration


Nathan Heald is currently the Assistant Director & Senior Lecturer with the EXCEL program at Georgia Tech. He earned an MBA from Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business in 2023.

He received his Master’s in Social Work from Georgia State University, where he completed a fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities through the Center for Leadership in Disability. He comes to the program with over 14 years of non-profit experience.

Directly previous to his work with EXCEL, Nathan worked with All About Developmental Disabilities, a non-profit organization in Decatur, where he designed and implemented their supported and customized employment programs. Utilizing best practices for integrating people with disabilities into community-based employment, he led his team to place over 60 individuals with developmental disabilities in competitive employment.

Previous to his experience at AADD he worked in the university town of Tübingen, Germany to develop programs that promoted inclusion of diverse university students. Nathan worked initially with Excel as a Career Development Coordinator/Lecturer, where he empowered and trained students through teaching, advisement and internship development.