Natalie B. Milman

Natalie B. Milman
Professor, Educational Technology
(202) 994-1884

Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Professor of Educational Technology, Director of the Educational Technology Leadership Program, and a member of the interdisciplinary Human-Technology Collaboration (HTC) Ph.D. program and research lab ( at The George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She is a member of GW’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers and winner of the 2017 Bender Teaching Award. Her research focuses on the design of instruction and models for the effective leadership and integration of technology at all academic levels; online student support needs, engagement, and learning; issues of diversity, inclusion, and digital equity; and the use of digital portfolios for professional development.

She serves as the co-editor of the Current Practice Section of "Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education" and has published numerous journal articles, including in "Computers in the Schools," "Journal of Research on Technology and Education," "Journal of Technology and Teacher Education," "Online Learning," and the "Quarterly Review of Distance Education." She presents frequently at conferences and has co-authored several book chapters and books. Her most recent book is entitled, "Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners."

Dr. Milman earned a doctorate in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development with a graduate specialization designed to prepare technology leaders. She began her career in education as a second grade, science specialist, mentor, and technology teacher in Los Angeles County, California. She has taught at the graduate school level since 1997 and online since 2001. She is fluent in Spanish, a first generation Colombian-American, and a first gen BA, MA, and PHD.

EdFixEpisode 15: Ed Tech, Online Learning and the Digital Access Divide In today’s world of instructional design, there are more tools available than ever before. Educational technology is incorporated across all learning environments, from K-12 and higher education to corporate, government, and military training. So how can teachers design quality instruction using technology to meet a variety of learners’ needs? Drs. Michael Corry and Natalie Milman discuss new information delivery methods, artificial intelligence tools, and whether the use of technology in schools has actually lessened the “digital access divide.”


Milman, N. B. (2020). School leadership of a one-to-one laptop initiative. Journal of School Leadership, 30.

Kilbane, C. R., & Milman, N. B. (2017). Examining the impact of the creation of digital portfolios by high school teachers and their students on teaching and learning. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7(1), 101-109. Retrieved from

Harper, B., & Milman, N. B. (2016). One-to-one technology in K-12 classrooms: A review of the literature from 2004 through 2014. Journal of Research on Technology and Education, 48(2), 1-14.

Milman, N. B., Posey, L., Pintz, C., Wright, K., & Zhou, P. (2015). Online master’s students’ perceptions of institutional supports and resources: Initial survey results online learning. Online Learning, 19(4). Retrieved from

Milman, N. B., Carlson-Bancroft, A., & Vanden Boogart, A. (2014). Examining differentiation and utilization of iPads across content areas in an independent, prekfourth grade elementary school. Computers in the Schools, 31(3), 119-133.

Milman, N. B., Hillarious, M., O'Neill, V., & Walker, B. (2013). Going 1:1 with laptop computers in an independent, co-educational middle and high school. In S. Keengwe (Ed.), Pedagogical applications and social effects of mobile technology integration. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Milman, N. B. (2013). Working in groups online: Suggested tips for success. Distance Learning, 10(1), 56-5.

Kilbane, C. R., & Milman, N. B. (2013). Teaching models: Designing instruction for 21st century learners. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Milman, N. B., Hillarious, M., & Walker, B. (2012). An exploratory qualitative analysis of graduate student learning and division of labor resulting from student cofacilitation of an asynchronous online discussion. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 13(2), 51-6.

Milman, N. B., & Bondie, R. (2012). An examination of teachers' ratings of lesson plans using digital primary sources. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(4).

Liu, L. B., & Milman, N. B. (2010). Preparing teacher candidates to teach diverse student populations through reflective practice. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 11(5), 619-63.

Adamy, P., & Milman, N. B. (Eds). (2009). Evaluating electronic portfolios in teacher education. Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Milman, N. B. (2009). Crafting the right online discussion questions using the revised Bloom's Taxonomy as a framework. Distance Learning, 6(4), 61-6.

Milman, N. B. (2009). Differentiating instruction in online environments. Distance Learning, 6(3), 87-8.

Milman, N. B. (2009). Web-based digital teaching portfolios: What happens after they graduate? In P. Adamy & N. B. Milman (Eds.), Evaluating electronic portfolios in teacher education. Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Milman, N. B., & Molebash, P. E. (2008). A longitudinal assessment of teacher education students' confidence towards using technology. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 38(2), 183-19.

Milman, N. B., Kortecamp, K., & Peters, M. (2007). Assessing teacher candidates' perceptions and attributions of their technology competencies. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 3(3), 15-3.

In the News

Dr. Natalie Milman will be a panelist in the THE (Times Higher Education) Student Success Forum on September 18. The title of her presentation is, "The value of a digital education: Where do we go from here?"

Dr. Milman shared tips for parents of remote learners in an article for theBK Reader titled, "Remote Learning Is Here to Stay–How Can NYC Parents Prepare?"

Dr. Natalie Milman will be a panelist at the Times Higher Education Student Success Forum Reinventing the University Experience for 2020 and Beyond on September 18, 2020. Her session is entitled, "The value of a digital education: Where do we go from here?"

Dr. Natalie Milman was a guest on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show. Her segment was entitled, "Education In A Pandemic: Remote Learning And The Digital Divide." (Click the "Listen" button on the page to hear a recording of the show.)

Dean Michael Feuer and Dr. Natalie Milman presented on a seminar hosted by the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and co-organized by GSEHD entitled, "Inequality and Digital Learning in the COVID Era: A Research and Practice Seminar."