Daniel Mittleman, Ph.D




North High School





Daniel Mittleman, Ph.D., 1976 – Dr. Mittleman is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago where he teaches coursework in Virtual Collaboration, E-Commerce, Social Media, and the Social Impact of Technology. In addition, Dr. Mittleman is a leading researcher in the design of physical settings for collaboration. From the design of war rooms to meeting rooms to smart classrooms, his research focuses on virtual collaboration technologies and their impact on collaborative workspace. He has spoken on these topics at NASA, The World Bank, NCSA, military agencies, and multiple Fortune 500 corporations. His most cited research was with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Coronado where he developed the design of several collaborative workspaces—and work processes—for the Navy’s Third Fleet.

Dr. Mittleman is past Chair of the Board of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), an international, interdisciplinary organization focused on the reciprocal relationships of people and their environments. He received the 2009 EDRA Service Award for development of EDRA’s virtual presence on the Internet. Dr. Mittleman received the 2005 DePaul University Public Service Award recognizing his work fund raising for local organizations supporting families of children with cancer, HIV treatment for indigent patients, and the fight against multiple sclerosis. Currently, Dr. Mittleman serves on the Board of Directors of The Holocaust History Project, a leading web-based archive of materials about the Holocaust.

At North, Dr. Mittleman was vice president of the student government, a member of the Drama Club, and active in Junior Achievement. Dr. Mittleman spent six months of his junior year in Washington D.C. as a U.S. House of Representatives page under the patronage of Congressman Jack Kemp. Dr. Mittleman holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a doctorate from the University of Arizona. He has been on the faculty at DePaul since 1997.