DR. NATHAN MELLOR

Dr. Nathan Mellor serves as CEO of Strata Leadership, parent company of Character First Education.

Nathan holds the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Science in Education degrees from Harding University where he was named Student Association President and Graduate Assistant to the President. He earned the Master of Dispute Resolution degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law – Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, where he was named a Straus Fellow and the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Pepperdine University where he was a Colleagues Grant recipient.

Dr. Mellor has consulted, trained, and lectured throughout America and abroad, a sampling of recent clients include: AAR Corporation, American Airlines, ArcBest Corporation, Bob Moore Auto Group, CoorsTek, Devon Energy, Direct Energy, Kansas Aviation, Kimray Inc., Locke Supply and SandRidge Energy. Dr. Mellor has also worked with numerous nonprofits and governmental agencies including: Alaska Dept. of Legislative Audit, Boulder County Sheriff’s Department, City of Boulder, Mississippi Department of Human Services, Mobile County Probate Court, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, ResCare, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Juvenile Justice Association, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Variety Care, Virginia Department of Social Services, and many others.

In pursuit of education, humanitarian, and religious interests he has studied or taught in Australia, Belize, China, England, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, and Rwanda.

Dr. Mellor has nearly 15 years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Baker College, Pepperdine University, and Oklahoma Christian University. He is currently an adjunct professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in the Master of Business Administration program.

Leadership programs co-developed by Dr. Mellor, including Peace Through Business Rwanda and Four Star Debate with General Tommy Franks, have been highlighted on CNN Inside Africa, FOX News, and FOX Radio. He is also the co-founder of the Presidential Leadership Institute hosted on the campus of York College and in collaboration with the Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library.

Nathan and his wife Christie were married in 1997 and have two daughters. You can read monthly articles by Dr. Mellor in the Character Core Magazine or watch his TEDxOU talk.