Nathan Scoll holds a Ph.D in English (American Studies) and an MFA in film from the University of Utah and an MA in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University. Prior to St. Lawrence University, he has taught at San Francisco State University, Columbia College Hollywood, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los Angeles, the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, and Salt Lake Community College.
His research often combines genre theory, formal analysis, and industrial practice within a socio-historical and often international framework. His production and screenwriting credits are usually within horror and American independent contexts and draw upon his academic genre study.
He has presented scholarly work at conferences including SCMS and UFVA and cinematic work at festivals including Slamdance, FilmQuest, AFI Los Angeles, and the US Comedy Arts Festival. His most recent article chronicles Los Angeles-based underground online cinematheques that have proliferated amidst the COVID era and was published in August 2022 by peer-reviewed journal Wide Screen.