William Milheim

William Milheim

Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Dr. Milheim has worked nearly 30 years in higher education for several different universities including positions as an Instructional Designer, an Academic Administrator, and a tenured Professor. During this time, he published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and an edited book, while making over 100 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. He has also served as the CEO of a graduate campus and the Director of an academic school where he supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate programs.


1988 - 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, Educational Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
1983 - 1988 Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction (Educational Technology), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
1982 - 1983 M.Ed., Community Health Education, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
1972 - 1976 B.A., Psychology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.

Select Publications

Harvey, D. M., Godshalk, V. M., & Milheim, W. D. (2001). Using cognitive flexibility hypertext to develop sexual harassment cases. Computers in the Schools, 18(1), 213-229.

Milheim, W. D. (2001). Faculty and administrative strategies for the effective implementation of distance education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 32(5), 535-542.

Milheim, W. D. (1997). Instructional design issues for electronic performance support systems. British Journal of Educational Technology, 28(2), 103-110.
Milheim, W. D. (1995-96). Interactivity and computer-based instruction. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 24(3), 225-233.
Milheim, W. D. (Ed.) (1994). Authoring-systems software for computer-based training. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications, 187 p.


Penn State Harrisburg (2005-2014)
Penn State Great Valley (1991-2005)
Bloomsburg University (1989-1991)
Kent State University (1984-1989)

Courses Taught

EDCI 52800
EDCI 53100
EDCI 57200
EDCI 57300
EDCI 57500
EDCI 57700
EDCI 60002
EDCI 67200