DLI Team

Rik A Bair

Director, Distance Learning Institute


Dr. Rik Bair is the Associate Dean of the Distance Learning Institute in the Division of Continuing & International Education at the University of Miami. Dr. Bair has over 20 years of experience in instructional design and classroom instruction in K-12, post-secondary, and corporate environments. After earning a Doctor of...

Luis Enrique Alvarado Ramos

Asst. Director, Distance Learning Institute


I'm passionate about education and the access it provides to students to better their lives. I have been able to leverage my love for education and technology within the field of instructional design. My expertise includes the areas of emerging technology, learning theories, instructional design models, user experience, and the...

Ron Rodriguez

Academic Educational Technologist


(305) 284-3331 x1114
My name is Ron Rodriguez and I was born in Miami, Florida. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida and my Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Florida Gulf Coast University.  I have a passion for education and how technology enhances the learning experience. In my spare time, I...

Byron Maldonado

Sr. Program Coordinator


(305) 284-8218 x1137
The University of Miami has been my home for the past 11 years. Here at DLI I do photography, videos. I love technology and DLI is the perfect combination to do what I love to do.

Ariella St. Rose

Academic Educational Technologist


I’m a recent graduate from the University of Miami with a degree in Business Communications and a minor in Interactive Media. My expertise includes technology, development, prototyping, user research and user experience and interface design. I look forward to applying my knowledge of UX to enhance students’ involvement with...

April Joy Supnet Macadangdang

Sr. Instructional Designer


(305) 284-2890
April has taught in middle school for more than 10 years. She also has more than 6 years of solid experience in instructional design and distance learning. Additionally, she became an Adjunct Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the Florida Atlantic University. She is highly skilled and interested in:  Curriculum...