Natalie B. Milman

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

Dr. Milman’s research interests focus on 21st century andragogy and pedagogy, including strategies and models for the effective integration of technology at all academic levels; online student support needs, engagement, and learning; issues of diversity 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 Curry School of Education 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.

Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., California State University
B.A., Tulane University


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.

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.

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.

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., & 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 was presented with the Morton Bender Teaching Award at the Faculty Honors Celebration. Dr. Milman was highlighted and quoted in GW Today's article Teaching, Scholarship and Support Honored at Faculty Awards.

Congratulations to Dr. Natalie Milman, who has been selected to receive a 2017 Morton A. Bender Teaching Award by the George Washington University Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Dr. Milman's award will be presented at the University Faculty Honors Celebration on April 25.

The Morton A. Bender Teaching Award recognizes faculty with demonstrated excellence in the following criteria:

Dr. Natalie Milman's article Women Leaders in Online/Distance Education Associations/Organizations was reprinted in the International Women Online Journal of Distance Education.

Dr. Natalie Milman presented two sessions at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education's E-Learn Conference. She presented a paper titled A research synthesis of asynchronous online discussions in higher education settings: 2005-2016 and a best practices session titled Graduate student facilitation of asynchronous online discussions in asynchronous online courses.