Xavier has designed online courses at the University of San Francisco since 2011. As an instructional designer, he collaborates with faculty and staff to develop online and hybrid courses and programs. Aside from working as the lead instructional designer for several academic programs, he also collaborates with staff to provide training solutions for organizational needs. Before joining the USF community, Xavier designed instruction for both corporate and academic clients. In the corporate sphere he has designed training for companies such as Genentech, American Automobile Association (AAA), Cisco, Visa, and Symantec. In higher education he has worked at U.C. Berkeley and consulted with the University of Pittsburgh. Xavier’s current professional interests include learner-centered instructional design, mobile and micro-learning, learning analytics, and most importantly, motivation and the enhancement of engagement for both students and teachers. Xavier received his Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in educational technologies from San Francisco State University.