Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

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Senior Administration

Jeffrey Duerk

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

jduerk@miami.edu

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk is the University of Miami's chief academic officer, with appointing and oversight authority concerning the deans of the 11 schools and colleges, as well as the senior administrators involved with research, undergraduate and graduate education, and other academic...

Norma Sue Kenyon

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

nkenyon@miami.edu

(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

Vice Provost for Institutional Culture

isaacp@miami.edu

(305) 284-5547
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 also the former Dean of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, the inaugural Erwin and Barbara...

John G Haller

Vice President, Enrollment Management

jgh22@miami.edu

(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
Professor

jmtien@miami.edu

(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

Roni Avissar

Dean, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

avissar@miami.edu

(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 and Atmospheric Science in June 2009. Born and raised in France, Avissar was a professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering from 2001 and chair...

Leonidas G Bachas

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

bachas@miami.edu

(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

sberg@miami.edu

(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

pbiswas@miami.edu

(305) 284-5986
Professor Biswas is the Dean, College of Engineering at the University of Miami.  He is a faculty member in the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with an affiliated appointment in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Miami, he was the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor...

Charles Eckman

Dean, Libraries
Librarian, Professor

ceckman@miami.edu

(305) 284-1959
Charles D. Eckman joined the University of Miami as dean of libraries and university librarian in December 2013. He previously served as dean of library services at Simon Fraser University (2010-2013), director of library collections at the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2010), and principal government documents librarian and head of...

Rodolphe el-Khoury

Dean, School of Architecture

rxe66@miami.edu

(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

hford@miami.edu

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

rfox@miami.edu

(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

l.kohnwood@miami.edu

(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). She also serves as the Senior Resident Faculty of Pearson Residential College and is co-Chair of the University’s Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Kohn-Wood received her Ph.D. in...

Cindy Munro

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies

cmunro@miami.edu

(305) 284-2107
Cindy L. Munro, RN, ANP-BC, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS is Dean and Professor of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Munro came to the University of Miami from the University of South Florida College of Nursing, where she was associate dean of research and innovation from 2011 through August of 2017.  She is an...

Guillermo J Prado, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School
VIce Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor

gprado@miami.edu

(305) 243-2748
Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Dean of the Graduate School; and Professor of Nursing and Health Studies, Public Health Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Miami. Previously, he was Miller Professor and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community in the Department of Public Health...

John A. Quelch

Dean, Miami Herbert Business School
Leonard M. Miller University Professor
Vice Provost, University of Miami

jquelch@miami.edu

(305) 284-6648
John Quelch became dean of the University of Miami Herbert Business School on July 1, 2017. He also serves as the University’s vice provost for executive education. Quelch has a wealth of senior leadership experience, having previously served as the dean and senior associate dean at three internationally-recognized business...

Anthony E. Varona

Dean, School of Law

avarona@miami.edu

Tony Varona is the University of Miami School of Law’s twelfth dean and the M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law. Prior he was professor of law and former vice dean (2016-2018) and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs (2010-2016) of the American University Washington College of Law, where he taught Contracts,...

Karin Wilkins

Dean, School of Communication

kwilkins@miami.edu

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...

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