Dr. Nathaniel S. Samba has a Doctor of Education and Master of Science degrees in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His undergraduate degree is in Educational Administration from Cuttington University College, Liberia, West Africa. He went to graduate school at Indiana University as a Fulbright Scholar, sponsored by the United States Cultural Foundation. Dr. Samba is currently seeking a position in Education or appropriate organizations to contribute his knowledge and experience to the development of Liberia.
Nathaniel has passion for giving back to the community, instructional design, and teaching.
He is the Founder and President of Friends of Floya-Borma Hospital, Inc. This non-profit organization, established in 2014, has partnered with MedShare and other organizations to deliver two 40-foot long containers of Ebola relief and post Ebola reconstruction effort supplies and equipment for Foya-Borma Hospital, clinics in Foya District, as well as other hospitals and health centers in Lofa County, Liberia in 2014 and 2016. He also has more than eight years of experience in grant writing and fundraising for non-profit community-based organizations. He currently serves as the Chairman for the Steering Committee, Kissi Community-USA Committee to Elect Joseph N. Boakai, Inc.
He worked as an instructional designer using Blackboard Content Learning Management System at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana from 2008 to 2016. His responsibilities were, developing online courses, managing course development and mentor projects in various disciplines. One of the programs, Library Technical Assistants Program, with 11 online courses received the Quality Matters National Program Design Award.
His teaching experience includes facilitating online faculty certification courses, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) in course development, and teaching blended learning courses in Higher Education. In Liberia, Dr. Samba served as the Programmed Learning Manager with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored Improved Efficiency of Learning (IEL) and Primary Education Projects in Liberia for 10 years (1979-1989). The IEL Project was cost-effective. The enrollment increased by 70% and student achievement increased significantly. He also taught all subjects to students in elementary school, Mathematics and Science in middle school, and English literature in high school.