Nathan Iverson, PhD

Program Director, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-4437
Office Location: James Building, Room 131
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Industrial-Organizational Psychology Seattle Pacific University 2018
M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology Seattle Pacific University 2014
B.A. Psychology Trinity Lutheran College 2012
A.A. Christian Leadership and Biblical Studies Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute 2010
  • Courses Taught

    PSY443 Social Psychology
    BEH385 Research Methods
    PSY388 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    IOP 503 Leadership Development and Change Management
    IOP533 Job Analyses & Performance Appraisal
    IOP559 Learning and On-the-job Development

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Employee Engagement
    Leadership Development
    Career Development
    Cross-Cultural Communication
    Latinx Leadership Development

  • Teaching Experience

    Trinity Lutheran College
    Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute: Cross-cultural training

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Iverson, N (2018). Career development practices in a global economy. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

    Iverson, N. (2017). The Psychology of Innovation. Long Night of Arts and Innovation, Riverside, CA.

    Iverson, N. (2017). Facilitator for MSC 211: Intercultural Communication, Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute, Camrose, Alberta, Canada.

    Iverson, N. (2016). Career development practices: A global comparison. Journal of the National Institute for Career and Education Counselling.

    Iverson, N. (2016). Speaker at Annual Leadership Development Conference: Immanuel University, Hyderabad, India.

    Iverson, N. (2015). Facilitator for MSC 211: Intercultural Communication, Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute, Camrose, Alberta, Canada.

    Iverson, N. (2015). Discovering your strengths when disaster strikes. Lecturer at Big West Rotaract Convention, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

    Iverson, N. (2014). Leading with personal and team strengths. Lecturer at Seattle Pacific Rotaract, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

    Iverson, N., Blackshire, A. & Bullock, B. Virtual teams. Retrieved from

    Iverson, N. (2012). Lecturer in PSYC 350: Group Processes, Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA

    Iverson, N. (2011). The Craft of Research: Drafting your Report. Guest lecturer in PSYC 498: Capstone, Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA.

    Iverson, N. (2011). Family Communication and Conflict. Guest lecturer in Conflict Management: PSYC 450, Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Lutheran Brethren, Assembly of God, and Free-Methodist Church background worshiping at California Avenue Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Big Brothers Big Sisters
    August 2017 to present

    International Student Ministries
    August 2016 to present

    Pick Group
    August 2016 to present

    Center for Leadership Research and Development September 2013 to June 2016
    Member, Volunteer, Professional Coach
    • Coached 12 students through their professional development in India

    Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology November 2011 to present
    Electronic Communications Committee

    Union Gospel Mission January 2013 to June 2016
    Children and Youth Reach-Out Volunteer
    • Therapeutic play with homeless children
    • Mentoring and basketball with at-risk youth

    Seattle Pacific Rotaract September 2013 to June 2016
    Inaugural Member
    Public Relations Chair

    Ballard Kids Volunteer
    February 2013 to June 2016
    Ballard Church
    • Small group leader, coordinator, and mentor
    • Children’s Church program facilitator

    North Seattle Boys and Girls Club Winter 2014
    Head Boys Basketball Coach

    Minneapolis Park and Recreation September 2010-May 2011
    Urban Children’s Cooking Instructor
    • Instructed 8 Somalian Children in basic cooking skills

    Children’s Ministry Team Leader September 2008-May 2010

    Louis Bull Church, Hobbema Indian Reserve
    • Served local church in facilitating games, serving meals, caring for children
    • Encouraged, developed, and motivated 4 other volunteers as team leader

    Mongolia IMPACT Team January 2010
    Language Instructor, Logistics Coordinator
    • Instructed 6 Mongolian students in English
    • Guest speaker at Canada/USA Culture Night

  • Interests & Hobbies

    International Travel
    Cross-Cultural Experiences

  • Personal Philosophy

    My philosophy of education is grounded in God’s great heart of potential for people. Through relationships and the science of psychology the Lord has been pursuing me. His pursuit has brought me to discover him through challenging experiences redeemed by discoveries in science and education. I am passionate about both bridging the dialogue between faith and science and equipping students to discover their best professional selves.