Brett Ranon Nachman, Ph.D.

Welcome to my portfolio website!

Currently I serve as a postdoctoral research scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. My research centers on autism in higher education, community college, community college access and equity, and faculty development. I particularly prioritize creating equitable experiences for members of the community college, autism, and LGBTQ+ communities.

Here I showcase examples of my research scholarship, teaching philosophy and artifacts associated with my teaching experiences, and other resources that I have developed. My personal and professional experiences are also on display to lend greater context to who I am and what I value, as both a human and scholar.

Feel free to reach out to me at if you have any questions, would like to connect with me, or are interested in having me as a presenter in your class or at your college.

Investing myself in various research endeavors related to community college students, autism and disabilities, LGBTQ+ students and inclusive teaching practices drive my research.

From spearheading my own classes to offering guest lectures, I relish in infusing engagement, entertainment and enlightenment in my teaching.

Service encompasses a major pillar of my purpose as a scholar; through engaging in various leadership efforts, I have worked to provide significant learning opportunities to students and community members.

I have been fortunate to be recognized for my leadership roles and academic experiences.

My research and leadership have been noted in various educational media outlets.

For a complete list of my experiences, please check out my CV (updated in September 2021).