Nate is an experienced teaching artist. He has worked with Young Chicago Authors, SouthernWord (Nashville, TN), The Neutral Zone (Ann Arbor, MI), and InsideOut Detroit. He co-wrote Chicago Public School's first literary arts curriculum and has developed a number of lesson plans using creative writing to help participants discuss social justice, mental health, and community development. 

Nate has taught writing, literature, and history at the college level as a professor and instructor at Northwestern University, Wabash College, and The University of Michigan. He has taught English Composition, Intro to Creative Writing, Reading & Writing Poetry, Intermediate Poetry Workshop, Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Short Fiction, Enduring Questions (Freshmen Seminar), Multicultural Women Poets, and The History & Politics of Hip-Hop.