Erik is a professor of natural resources management at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, USA. Nordman is also a faculty affiliate at Indiana University’s Ostrom Workshop, where he was a visiting scholar in 2019-2020. He conducts research and teaches courses in the social dimensions of natural resources, including environmental economics and policy. In 2012-2013, Nordman taught at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya as a Fulbright Scholar. His book, The Uncommon Knowledge of Elinor Ostrom: Essential Lessons for Collective Action, was featured in Science Magazine’s summer reading list.