Alfredo Calderón


Alfredo Calderón, MA.Ed, is a consultant in Distance Learning and integration of technology in learning environments.

Worked with various higher education institutions in Puerto Rico to redesign academic programs from a traditional to a blended or online format. Chemistry professor at University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez and Ponce Campus for 20 years. As adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, Carlos Albizu University, Central University of Bayamón, Universidad Central del Caribe, among others.

Master’s degree in Curriculum & Teaching, master’s degree in Instructional Systems & Instructional Design from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and Sacred Heart University, respectively. Undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry from University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.

Certified as Instructional Designer and Trainer in Blackboard from Spectrum Pacific Learning Company LLC in San Diego, California. With additional certifications from: VNU Learning in e-Learning Design, and Friesen, Kaye and Associates in e-Courses Design.

Certiified by Instituto Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Calidad en Educación Superior a Distancia, Evaluation of Virtual Courses.

Fellowships from:

  • Jane N. Ryland Foundation in 2003 & 2006 (Leadership in Distance Education and Program Management)

  • U.S.A. National Library of Medicine Fellow 2001 for an internship in Medical Informatics at the Marine Biological Laboratory, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

  • ICANN60, ICANN62 & ICANN63 Fellow, ARIN 38 & ARIN 39 Fellow.

Volunteer in various Working Groups in ICANN and At-Large Organizations since 2015, after participating in ICANN53 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Member of Board of the Internet Society – Puerto Rico Chapter. Past member of the ICANN Fellowship Selection Committee and currently, an ICANN At-Large Fellowship Mentor (2-term).

On the organizing team for NASIG2018 & NASIG2019. Since September 2020, co-founder and managing the Virtual School of Internet Governance (VSIG).

Executive Director or Chair of the Center of Academic Resources or Information Systems in various universities in Puerto Rico.