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Milton Chen

exec dir, George Lucas Educational Foundation

Milton Chen, PhD, has been a leading figure in educational media for more than 20 years. He joined the George Lucas Educational Foundation as executive director in 1998, bringing new leadership to its mission of gathering and disseminating the most innovative models of K-12 teaching and learning in the digital age. Before that, he was the founding director of the KQED Center for Education and Lifelong Learning, in San Francisco, delivering educational services for teachers, parents, and community groups in support of public television programming. He has been a director of research at the Children's Television Workshop, in New York, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Most recently, Chen has served as a consultant to Children Now, the Educational Development Center, the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education, and Scholastic. He received an AB in social studies from Harvard College and an MA and PhD in communication research from Stanford University.