Daniel Tillman

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Daniel Tillman

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Daniel Tillman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Educational Technology at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as well as the director of the Educational Technology Research Laboratory. His current research focuses on the diffusion of technology innovations into K-12 education, physical and digital multimedia in elementary school science and mathematics education, and the STEM career pipeline and mainline. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses about instructional technology and instructional design, and has developed a hybrid graduate course on advanced digital multimedia design. He received his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at The University of Virginia in 2012 under the mentoring of Dr. Glen Bull. While at UVA, he served as a graduate fellow in the Curry School of Education's Center for Technology and Teacher Education and as the office manager for the Dynamic Media Research Laboratory. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at The University of Virginia, he directed and edited documentary films for eight years. From 2005 to 2012 he served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where he taught undergraduate courses entitled: Introduction to Multimedia, Advanced Multimedia Design, and Documentary Filmmaking.


  1. Diffusion of innovations within K-12 education
  2. Digital multimedia production and assessment
  3. Educational technology and instructional design
  4. Machine learning and deep learning
  5. Science and mathematics education
  6. STEM career pipeline and mainline


  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. Energy & Environment
  3. Global Enterprise & Border Studies
  4. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  5. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments
  6. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology