Deans

Roni Avissar

Dean, Academic

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, Academic

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...

Jean Pierre Bardet

Dean, Academic

bardet@miami.edu

(305) 284-6035
Jean-Pierre Bardet joined the University of Miami as dean of the College of Engineering in August 2015. His research interests range from earthquake engineering and tsunamis to geomechanics, civil infrastructure systems, and megacities. Prior to UM, Bardet served as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington,...

Shelton G. Berg

Dean, Academic

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

Librarian Professor
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, Academic

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, Academic

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, Administrative

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...

Cindy Munro

Dean, Academic

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...

Isaac Prilleltensky

Dean, Academic
Vice Provost for Institutional Culture

isaacp@miami.edu

(305) 284-3505
Isaac Prilleltensky was appointed dean of the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development in July 2006. 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 A. Quelch

Dean, Academic

jquelch@miami.edu

John Quelch became dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration 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...

Gregory J Shepherd

Dean, Academic

shepherd@miami.edu

(305) 284-3420
Gregory J. Shepherd became dean of the University of Miami’s School of Communication on July 1, 2011. A distinguished communication faculty member and administrator for nearly 30 years at several major universities, he was previously dean of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication. Shepherd joined Ohio University...

Patricia D White

Dean, Academic

pwhite@miami.edu

(305) 284-2394
Patricia D. White is the University of Miami School of Law's eleventh dean. Her decade of service as dean of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, prior to joining the Miami school, elevated her to national recognition as a leader in legal education and made her the longest serving dean in the history of that...