Nick Tatar, PH.D.
B.A., Psychology, Washington and Lee University, 1996
M.A., Higher Education Administration, Boston College, 2003
PH.D., Education, University of New Hampshire, 2009
Nick Tatar started working at Olin College in June of 2004. His areas of responsibility include residence life, sports and recreation, student conduct matters, student activities, and emergency and crisis management. He is currently involved in research on the undergraduate engineering experience. His primary project is an investigation of project-based teams during the first year, with an eye towards improving engineering team experiences for students at Olin and beyond. His dissertation focused on high-achieving students and changes in learning strategies during the high school to college transition. Prior to joining the Olin community, he served for six years as the Director of the Outdoor Program at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and was also a Lieutenant for the Lexington Rescue Squad. In his free time he's an active volunteer, running LEGO robotics workshops for local schools and afterschool programs.