Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is the chief academic and budget officer responsible for overseeing and coordinating academic programs, including both teaching and research, and enhancing the educational mission of the University of Miami. The University's schools and colleges, select centers and institutes, and key offices and administrative units report directly to the provost.

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

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...

William Scott Green

Sr. Vice Provost
Dean of Undergraduate Education

wgreen@miami.edu

(305) 284-2006
William Scott Green joined the University of Miami as senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate education in July 2006. He has overall responsibility for enhancing the quality of the undergraduate experience and strengthening the integration of university-wide undergraduate curricular and co-curricular initiatives. He also holds an...

David J Birnbach, M.D.

Executive Vice Provost
Miller Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

dbirnbach@miami.edu

(305) 284-2002
David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H., professor of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the Miller School of Medicine and associate dean and director of the UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety, became vice provost for faculty affairs in June 2007. In this post he oversees the promotion and tenure process, faculty...

John L Bixby

Vice Provost
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Neurological Surgery

jbixby@miami.edu

(305) 243-7587
With over 140 co-authored publications and numerous NSF- and NIH-funded research studies, John Bixby, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Neurological Surgery, has earned his place as a distinguished scientist and leader at the University of Miami. Dr. Bixby first joined the University in...

Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D.

Professor
Chief Innovation Officer, Miller School of Medicine

nkenyon@miami.edu

(305) 243-5346
Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology and Biomedical Engineering, became Vice Provost for Innovation in June 2012.  In this role, she serves as the primary liaison for University faculty and program staff to investigate opportunities for disclosure, patent protection, funding and...

Isaac Prilleltensky

Vice Provost for Institutional Culture

isaacp@miami.edu

(305) 284-5547
Isaac Prilleltensky was dean of the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development from 2006 through 2018. He previously served as professor of Human and Organizational Development and director of the Ph.D. program in Community Research and Action at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Born in Argentina, Prilleltensky...

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...

Daniel Berg

Interim Dean, College of Engineering
Research Professor

dberg@miami.edu

(305) 284-4215

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...

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
Professor

gprado@miami.edu

(305) 243-2748
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and the director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, was appointed dean of the Graduate School in February 2016. As dean, Prado works in partnership with the deans of the schools and...

John A. Quelch

Dean, Miami Herbert Business School

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, Academic

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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