Nick Yoder serves as the Associate Vice President of Whole Human Education & Research for the Harmony Academy at National University. With a career in education spanning nearly two decades, Dr. Yoder's expertise in integrating social, emotional, and academic development into educational policy and practice has been pivotal. His work is marked by a commitment to equitable whole child development, underpinned by a strong foundation in research and data to improve educational outcomes.He has led seminal work on social, emotional, and academic integration that was recently updated, Instructional Practices That Integrate Equity Centered Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning, and he was co-editor of the Advances in Motivation & Achievement Series, Motivating the SEL Field Forward Through Equity.Dr. Yoder serves on the advisory board of CASEL’s Collaborating States Initiative and the boards of the SEL Providers Association and CREATE for Education. He is also an Associate Editor for Journal of SEL and serves on the Local School Council for his neighborhood school in Chicago Public Schools.