Dr. Natalie B. Milman

Dr. Natalie B. Milman

Dr. Natalie B. Milman

Department Chair, Educational Leadership; Professor, Educational Technology

School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Department: Cross-Disciplinary, Educational Leadership


Office Phone: (202) 994-1884

Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She is also a member of the interdisciplinary Human-Technology Collaborations PhD program and research lab (go.gwu.edu/htc), 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 graduate.

Ph.D., University of Virginia

M.A., California State University

B.A., Tulane University

PhD in Education: Human-Technology Collaboration Concentration

Educational Technology Leadership Programs:

  • Master's in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design


  • Instructional Design
  • Online Education
  • Digital Equity
  • Critical Educational Technology
  • Digital Portfolios
  • Effective leadership and integration of technology at all academic levels
  • Online Student Support Needs, Engagement, and Learning

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 http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP249.pdf

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 http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/online-learning-journal/

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.

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

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.

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.

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ChatGPT for K-12 Educators {Recording}

Wednesday, 2/22/2023, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

GSEHD invites teachers and school administrators to learn about how recent advancements in AI (such as, chatGPT) are being used, and possibly misused, in class.