Natalie teaches introductory (100-200 level) and advanced (300-400 level) college writing courses. These include:
- Business & Technical Writing
- Creative Composition
- Writing & Research
- Environmental Writing
- Fiction Writing Tutorial
- Introduction to Literary Editing
- Introductory Narrative Writing
- Persuasive Writing
She has appeared on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent every semester since the beginning of her academic teaching career in Fall 2011. She was awarded the University of Illinois Department of English Undergraduate Teaching Award for Specialized Faculty in Fall 2015.
Natalie also develops academic courses and teaches online. She created an asynchronous online Environmental Writing course (ESE 360) for the University of Illinois School of Earth, Society, and the Environment, and developed syllabi, readings and learning objectives for the University of Illinois Department of Creative Writing Composition II course, Creative Composition (CW 243).