Johnny Ernest Orr, Jr.

Assoc. Director, Distance Learning Institute

(305) 284-2867 x82867
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Johnny Orr is assistant director of the Distance Learning Institute within the University of Miami’s Division of Continuing & International Education. His career has spanned a variety of roles within technology services and education, including positions such as network administrator, trainer, teacher and more. After earning his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Educational Technology from the University of Phoenix, Orr’s positions in higher education and the airline industry helped him shape his thoughts on developing educational delivery methods.

Orr is flexible and responsive and thrives in a dynamic work environment where no two days are the same. He is adept at taking initiative and believes that part of what makes a successful instructional designer is the ability to work in any condition and deliver the highest quality content to the audience. Orr’s years of technical familiarization have promoted his quick assimilation of information and his ability to readily choose to deliver educational content.

Orr believes in applying a consistent level of detail to any student deliverable, whether it’s a simple memorandum or a complex interactive piece. He is committed to leveraging any available technology to the betterment of students, faculty, and staff.



2019Ed.D Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, University of Phoenix
2001M.S. Information Technology, American Intercontinental University
1998B.S. Business Administration, Florida International University

Professional Experience

2019 - Assistant Director, Distance Learning Institute, Division of Continuing & International Education, University of Miami
2018 - 2019Instructional Designer, Spirit Airlines
2018 - 2019Senior Instructional Designer, Keiser University
2017 - 2018Training Developer, Instructor, Ciber Global
2012 - 2017Instructional Designer, Pearson Embanet
2010 - 2012Instructional Designer, Technologist, Saint Leo University