College of Humanities and Social Sciences

David J. Miller

David J. Miller

David J. Miller

Instructor, Media Production & Criticism Concentration Coordinator, Director; Student Video Center

Media production and criticism, Journalism, Distance Education, Instructional Design

Professor David J. Miller is the Coordinator of the Media Production & Criticism in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. David is an experienced academician of 20 years teaching coursework in media production, criticism and journalism at the university level. His academic area of interest is in curriculum development and experiential learning through online education.

More recently, he has developed coursework in Media Criticism for Distance Education at George Mason University and was awarded the 2015 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award at the Eighth Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium.  The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. 

His professional experience covers working in terrestrial non-commercial radio and the broadcast television industry. His freelance credits include the Military and History Channel, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA), Voskresnoye Vremya (Sunday Time), Channel One Russia and The Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I Center at GMU).  Other professional experiences include film support for exhibitions the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and film editor at Paramount Television Network.  

Although lifelong resident of Washington Metropolitan area, international travel is his passion whether it be for work or pleasure.

Selected Publications


Courses Taught

Currently (2016-2017)

COMM 208: Introduction to Media Production 

COMM 361: Online Journalism

COMM 380: Media Criticism

COMM 452: Practicum in Media Production

Course taught previously

COMM 353: Broadcast Journalism

COMM 358:  Producing and Directing

COMM 364:  Videography


COMM 453: Multimedia Journalism

Recent Presentations

Best Practices for Multimedia Usage in Online Learning

Mason Online Faculty Learning Community, March 8, 2017

Integrating multimedia and LMS tools to cultivate creative and reflective learners

Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings, September 16, 2016

Thinking Outside of the Box to Assess Learning

Faculty Development Lunch & Learns, September 23, 2015