Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Main Office: 1252 Memorial Drive Ashe Building, Suite 240, Coral Gables | Phone: (305) 284-4628 | Contact Information

Senior Administration

Guillermo J Prado, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D.

(305) 284-2002
Guillermo (Willy) Prado is the University of Miami's chief academic officer, serving as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, with appointing and oversight authority concerning the deans of the 12 schools and colleges and the senior administrators involved with research, undergraduate and graduate education, and...

Norma Sue Kenyon

Vice Provost for Innovation
Chief Innovation Officer, Miller School of Medicine
Professor of Surgery

(305) 243-5346
Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Miami and Chief Innovation Officer of the Miller School of Medicine. Under her leadership, the U Innovation team, including the Office of Technology Transfer and the Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research has successfully increased the number of licensing...

Isaac Prilleltensky


(305) 284-8851
Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky was born in Argentina and has lived and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is the Interim Director of the Community Well Being PhD program while Dr. Birman is on sabbatical. He is the inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being. He is also the former Dean of Education and...

John G Haller

VP for Enrollment Management and New Student Strategies

(305) 284-3970
John Haller, a professional with more than 18 years of experience in the admissions field, joined the University in September 2014 as the Vice President of Enrollment Management. John came from Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania where he was the Associate Provost of Enrollment Management. John has held several enrollment...

James M. Tien

Faculty Ombudsperson

(305) 284-7888
Dr. James M Tien is an internationally renowned scholar and educator; he brings a wealth of experience to his role as UM Faculty Ombudsperson, having served in various academic and industrial leadership positions. He was recently elected the Foreign Secretary of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering. He served as Dean of the University of...

University Deans

Patricia S Abril

Interim Dean of the Graduate School
Department Chair, Business Law

(305) 284-6999

Roni Avissar

Dean, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

(305) 421-4000
Roni Avissar, a former Duke University climatologist who has studied the way Amazon deforestation affects precipitation patterns around the world, became dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science in June 2009. Born and raised in France, Avissar was a professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering from 2001 and...

Leonidas G Bachas

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

(305) 284-4021
Leonidas G. Bachas joined the University of Miami as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2010. A distinguished analytical and biological chemist, Bachas was formerly the Frank J. Derbyshire Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky and chair of its Department of Chemistry. Bachas’s tenure at Kentucky was marked...

Shelton G. Berg

Dean, Frost School of Music

(305) 284-2241
An award-winning educator with 39 years of leadership in higher education, Shelton (Shelly) Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He is a Steinway piano artist and five-time Grammy-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer. His album projects The Deep...

Pratim Biswas

Dean, College of Engineering

(305) 284-5986
Professor Biswas is the Dean of the University of Miami College of Engineering. He is a faculty member in the Dept of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, with an affiliated appointment in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Dean Biswas is a pioneer in his field recognized for applying aerosol science...

Charles Eckman

Dean, Libraries
Librarian, Professor

(305) 284-1959
Charles Eckman joined the University of Miami as Dean and University Librarian in December 2013. He previously served as University Librarian and Dean of Library Services at Simon Fraser University (2010-2013), Associate University Librarian and Director of Collections at the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2010), and Principal...

Rodolphe el-Khoury

Dean, School of Architecture

(305) 284-9092
Rodolphe el-Khoury is Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Before coming to UMSoA in July, 2014, he was Canada Research Chair and Director of Urban Design at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has taught at Columbia...

Henri Ford

Dean, Miller School of Medicine

Henri R. Ford, M.D., became dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine on June 1, 2018. Dr. Ford is a Haitian-born pediatric surgeon who maintains close ties with his native country. In 2010 he traveled to Haiti after the earthquake to provide surgical care to children injured in the catastrophe. Since then, Dr. Ford...

Rebecca M Fox

Dean, Division of Continuing and International Education

(305) 284-6359
Rebecca MacMillan Fox is dean of UM’s Division of Continuing and International Education (DCIE). Fox has had a distinguished career in education, from K-12 through graduate school. As dean of Continuing and International Education, she leads a division with a primary mission of providing educational programs to meet the needs of...

Laura Kohn Wood

Dean, School of Education and Human Development

(305) 284-6474
Dr. Kohn-Wood is currently a Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami (UM). Dr. Kohn-Wood previously served as chair of the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, the founding program director of the Master’s in Community & Social Change program and, with...

Cindy Munro

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies

(305) 284-2107
PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS Cindy L. Munro, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., joined the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies as dean and professor in August 2017. A leader in nursing research and education, she is motivated by her vision for novel, optimistic, world-changing solutions in patient care and public health.Her...

Ann M Olazabal


(305) 284-4508
Ann Olazábal became interim dean of the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School in January 2023. Olazábal has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and won numerous teaching and leadership awards since becoming a member of the faculty at the University of Miami in 1997.Prior to her career in academia,...

Maria Galli Stampino

Dean of Undergraduate Affairs

(305) 284-2006
Dr. Maria Galli Stampino holds a Laurea degree in modern foreign languages from the Catholic University of Milan, an MA in American Studies from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Italian and Comparative Literature from Stanford University.She joined UM in 1996 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate with tenure in 2003 and to...

Karin Wilkins

Dean, School of Communication

Karin Wilkins is Dean of the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Before coming to UM in September, 2019 she was Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Strategic Initiatives with the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also held the John T. Jones Jr. Centennial Professorship in...

David Yellen

Dean, School of Law
M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law

David Yellen became Dean and M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law on July 1, 2022. This is Yellen’s third deanship. He served as Dean and Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law from 2005-2016. During this time Loyola was recognized as one of the...

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