Dr. Miko Nino is Assistant Vice President for Adult and Online Education at Rhode Island College. In addition, Dr. Nino is adjunct faculty at University of North Carolina Pembroke, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses about digital learning and digital literacy. As a practitioner, he has led the strategic planning for online learning and emergency remote teaching for higher education institutions and had coached and trained hundreds of faculty members in topics related to instructional design and online learning. His work and research have been published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented in national and international conferences. In addition, Dr. Nino serves on the editorial review boards for five journals and is one of the mentors of the UPLift program developed by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) . His education includes a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech, an M.A. in Instructional Systems Development from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and a B.A. in International Business from Lindenwood University.