Academic Preparation

  • Ph.D., 1992, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Educational Psychology
  • M.S., 1982, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Instructional Technology
  • B.A., 1981, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Psychology

Selected Work Experience

  • 2007-Present: Learning Strategist & Design Consultant. USA/Mexico/Chile
  • 2005-2007: Curriculum developer. Florida Advance Technology Education Center, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida. USA
  • 2003-2005: Training & development consultant. Verizon Information Services. USA/Latin America
  • 2003: Core graduate faculty, Instructional Design. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. USA
  • 2001-2002: Lead Instructional designer. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. USA
  • 1992-2004: Learning Strategist & Design Consultant. Mexico
  • 1988-1992: Instructional design specialist. College of Education, Pennsylvania State University

ibstpi® Responsibilities

  • President (2013 – present )
  • Instructional Design Competency Development Team
  • Website & Intranet

Applied Research Interests

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Distance education
  • Instructional design
  • Virtual internships

Selected Presentations

  • Senior, F. (2008). Competencies for instructional designers: For the adoption of international standards (in Spanish). Paper presented at the First Iberoamerican Virtual Congress for Quality in Distance Education.
  • Senior, F. (2004). New paradigms for online learning: Reflections from a 100% virtual university (in Spanish). Paper presented at XIII International Encounter on distance education at the University of Guadalajara, México.

Contact Information

Fernando A. Senior Canela
Phone (Chile): (569) 66-27-78-00
Phone (US): (813) 321-5440
Email: fsenior@ibstpi.org