Dr. Daniel Milz

Faculty Story

The vision of the University of Cincinnati Masters of Education in Educational Leadership program is to prepare excellent leaders for excellent schools. This and the philosophy of developing leaders for schools that are caring, incorporating reflective practice, collaborative, and compelled with a sense of urgency, are exactly what UC professors have set out to do. Assistant Professor, Dr. Daniel Milz embraces this mission and is passionate about teaching.

The MEd program offers students the opportunity to earn their Masters degree entirely online while never sacrificing the rigorous curriculum. It is after all, the curriculum that defines the program. “The quality of this Master’s program has been compared to the rigor of a Harvard degree. Ultimately, students welcome the challenge when they are able to compare the work and the experience they gain from the program,” said Dr. Milz.

Additionally, as students exit the program, UC takes the time to give exit interviews to gather feedback from students on their experience with the program. This enables the University to further understand the mind-set of its graduating students while getting a good handle on what is working and what is not. “Change is slow in education. However, our curriculum changes with the needs of tomorrow’s educational leader. For instance, we’ve modified many of our courses, added some, and deleted others, based upon a combination of student feedback, information from leaders in the field, and revised national standards,” said Dr. Milz.

Dr. Milz earned his doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Cincinnati, and his B.S. and M.S. in Biology at the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. During his career, he has had the pleasure of teaching science in secondary schools in the Cincinnati area and coached several high school sports. He currently teaches Principal Clinical Internship in the Distance Learning Program. He has been a facilitator in the Distance Learning Program and Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership for six years, prior to becoming full-time faculty in January of 2006. Dr. Milz has presented on distance learning topics and is retired from secondary education after thirty years. Twenty of those years are in building administration, having been Assistant to the Superintendent, Junior and Senior High Principal, and Assistant Principal.

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