Rivera is an audiovisual field research professor, with a Ph.D. in Communication (cum laude) from the University of Navarra (Spain), and Master's in Education (U. Javeriana). He is a specialist in high studies in stage direction (EICTV-Cuba), and a Social Communicator Journalist (U de Antioquia). Since 2008, he has been a research professor at the Universidad de la Sabana, where he was the editor-in-chief of Palabra Clave, and since January has served as the director of the Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication program. He is the founder and director of the Ibero-American Network of Audiovisual Narratives Research (Red INAV), a member of the science and education ministries of Colombia, and a member of the Editorial and Scientific Committee of more than ten international academic publications. He is the author of seven books on communication, film, and culture. He has written articles and given lectures in several countries in Latin America and has served as a director, thesis juror, and invited professor in master's and doctoral programs in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, and Brazil. He conducts his public education work through his blogs "Jerónimo Rivera Presenta" and "El tiempo del cine" in the newspaper El Tiempo (nominated as the best blog in Colombia, TW 2019 awards) and through his YouTube channel "Amigos del cine."