Julio C Rodriguez (NFLRC Director) is the director of the Center for Language & Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He has published and presented extensively on instructional technology and design-based research, including a co-edited first major publication on design-based research in computer-assisted language learning. In the last 25 years, he has lead several instructional design and technology integration projects. Within the broad field of instructional technology, his primary interests are in the areas of faculty development and the design and implementation of quality online learning experiences. He leads a professional development program for faculty to assist in the conversion of courses to the online mode, which includes projects such as the design and development of interactive learning environments and the exploration of pedagogical frameworks that support the creation of highly engaging learning experiences, such as project-based learning. Rodriguez has lead and participated in over 20 grant-funded research and materials development projects including an award-winning online course.