Nick Yoder

Principal Policy and TA Consultant

American Institutes for Research

Dr. Nick Yoder is a principal policy and TA consultant in the Youth, Family, and Community Development program at AIR. He is a leader in supporting the creation of policy and practice conditions that support youth and adult social, emotional, and academic development. His work focuses on research and data that inform policy and practice, identifying policy and practice levers to drive a research agenda focused on equitable opportunities to nurture whole child development. He serves as a project director and strategic advisor on research, evaluation, and technical assistance projects aimed at improving conditions to support the well-being of students and educators. He has developed research to practice and policy briefs, created resources used at all levels of the educational system, and written on strategies to support whole child and whole adult development. He led work on social, emotional, and academic integration that was recently updated and has been the basis of other tools and professional learning experiences, and was co-editor of the Advances in Motivation & Achievement Series. Dr. Yoder serves on the advisory board of several organizations, including CASEL’s Collaborating States Initiative, the SEL Providers Association, and Harmony SEL. He worked at Harmony SEL at National University as their senior director of the Whole Child and Adult Center, and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as their director of policy and practice.