Paul Nelson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with the 3DL4US team to understand the contexts that support improved STEM teaching and learning. He returned to the research world following 9 years teaching high school math in high-needs public schools. Prior to teaching, his research background was in sensory neuroscience and bioengineering, with an emphasis on understanding sound processing in the auditory system. He earned his PhD at Syracuse University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Nelson’s current roles within the team include project management, 3D-LOP and 3D-LAP data analysis, faculty development support, and studying instructors’ motivation to use the 3DL framework in their classes.