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The FIU Online Learning Design team is ready to support faculty course preparations. Faculty may request course preparations via as well as connect with an instructional designer and/or ask a question about using Canvas. For more information about our FIU Online instructor support services, please visit our Instructional Design Services page. For general inquiries, faculty can reach out to the faculty administration team at FIU Online using the contacts below.

If you are a future student looking for more information about our FIU Online programs, please use our Future Student Request page to connect with our FIU Online Recruitment and Enrollment team.

Learning Design Leadership

Instructional Design Managers

Surfraz Bhanji

Surfraz Bhanji | 305-348-4308

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering & Computing
Claudia Fernandez

Claudia Fernandez | 305-348-0089

  • Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Green School of International & Public Affairs
  • Honors College
Tim Ries

Tim Ries | 305-348-2660

  • College of Arts, Sciences & Education
Trina Sanders

Dr. Trina Sanders | 305-348-3222

  • College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
  • Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
  • Wertheim College Of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • College of Law


Karina Ocampo

Karina Ocampo

Associate Director,
Instructional Design

Gabriela Alvarez

Gabriela Alvarez

Director of Learning
Design & Innovation

Mimi Lezcano

Mimi Lezcano

Assistant Director, Quality Management

Antonio Delgado

Antonio Delgado

Assistant Director of Creative Services





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