Milton Chen is the executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, which creates media ñ films, books, newsletters, and the Edutopia Online website (http://glef.org) ñ to promote success stories in education and the use of technology. Prior to joining the foundation in 1998, Milton was the center director of the KQED Center for Education & Lifelong Learning (PBS-San Francisco), delivering educational services for teachers, parents, and community groups in support of public TV programming. At KQED, he also co-hosted a public TV special on TV violence, guest hosted a live discussion program on KQED-FM, and appeared as a media commentator on issues of children and the media.
Milton has been a director of research at the Childrenís Television Workshop (CTW) in New York and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He co-chairs the Educational Technology Expert Panel for the U.S. Department of Education and also serves as a trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Association and the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Milton is the author of The Smart Parent's Guide to Kidsí TV (KQED Books, 1994), co-editor of Children and Microcomputers: Research on the Newest Medium (Sage, 1985), and author of numerous articles on educational media. He received an AB from Harvard College and an MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University. His work has received honors from PBS, CTW, the International Communication Association, and the Parentsí Choice Foundation.