College of Arts and Sciences
 
Dean Leonidas G. Bachas
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 by responsibilities and duties across several areas. From 2004 to 2009, he served as associate dean of research and academic programs of UK’s College of Arts and Sciences, participating in collegiate planning, major policy decisions, faculty recruitment and retention, and budget allocation among the school’s 16 departments and 15 interdisciplinary programs. As chair of UK’s chemistry department, he made mentoring young instructors and researchers one of his top priorities. He also made diversity a key objective, spearheading efforts to include in the sciences more women, students of color, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.| more
   
  School of Business Administration
 
Dean Eugene W. Anderson
Eugene W. Anderson, a marketing specialist with a wealth of academic and administrative experience, is dean of the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration. Anderson was formerly senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of marketing at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he served in several key positions, including founding academic director in 2000 for the school’s Executive MBA Program, a role in which he led the design, development, and launch of the program.

In 2009 he was tasked as the Ross School’s first academic director for action-based learning, partnering with more than 100 corporations, startups, and non-governmental organizations with an emphasis on projects focused on growth, innovation, sustainability, and social enterprise. He worked extensively with various units across the University of Michigan to enhance the students’ college experience. | more

   
  School of Communication
 
Dean Gregory J. Shepherd
Gregory J. Shepherd became dean of the University of Miamiís 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 Universityís Scripps College of Communication. | more
   
  School of Education
 
Dean Isaac Prilleltensky
Isaac Prilleltensky was appointed dean of the University of Miami School of Education 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 received his M.A. in clinical child psychology from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Manitoba. While working as a school psychologist, he discovered the social origins of child and family problems and soon became a community psychologist. He has written or co-edited seven books on community psychology and mental health. | more

   
  College of Engineering
 
Dean James M. Tien
James M. Tien became dean of the University of Miami College of Engineering in September 2007. An internationally renowned researcher, he formerly served as the Yamada Corporation Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was founding chair of its Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, and professor in its Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering. Tien joined the Rensselaer faculty in 1977 and twice served as its acting dean of engineering. In 2001 he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors accorded an engineer. His research interests include systems modeling, public policy, decision analysis, and information systems. He has served on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Board of Directors (2000-04) and was its vice president in charge of the Publication Services and Products Board and the Educational Activities Board. Tien earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer and his Ph.D. in systems engineering and operations research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. | more
   
  Graduate School
 
Dean M. Brian Blake
M. Brian Blake is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami. As vice provost for academic affairs, Blake serves as the primary advocate for research on the Coral Gables campus, including research administration, infrastructure, policies, training, and regulatory needs. He also works in partnership with the deans of the schools and colleges and in consultation with the Faculty Senate Committee on Women and Minorities and the Woodson Williams Marshall Association, supporting and develop strategies for the University’s collective efforts to diversify the faculty.

As dean of the Graduate School, Blake is the primary advocate for graduate education at UM, overseeing degree programs across 11 schools and colleges that enroll more than 5,200 graduate students each year. more

   
  School of Law
 
Dean Patricia D. White
Patricia D. White was the Jack Brown Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she served as law dean from January 1999 to July 2008. During the 2008-09 academic year, White was visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and was serving as special counsel to Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. She has been at the University of Miami since July 2009. White earned her B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees at the University of Michigan. She has published widely in the areas of tax law, bioethics, philosophy of law, legal education, and torts. She has taught at the Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Michigan, and the University of Utah, and has had extensive practice experience in tax law and in estate planning. She is a member of the District of Columbia, Michigan, and Utah bars and is an elected fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.
White has won many awards including the Judge Learned Hand Award for distinguished public service by the Arizona chapter of the American Jewish Committee. | more
   
  Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
 
Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt
Pascal J. Goldschmidt became senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in April 2006. Before coming to UM he was Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. An internationally renowned cardiologist whose research applies genomics and cell therapy to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, Dr. Goldschmidt was previously chief of Duke’s Division of Cardiology. Before joining the Duke faculty in 2000 he was director of cardiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, where he built the Heart and Lung Research Institute and a heart hospital. Dr. Goldschmidt received his medical degree from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and completed residency and fellowship training in Brussels at Erasme Academic Hospital and in the United States at Johns Hopkins University.
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  Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
 
Dean Shelton G. Berg
Shelton G. Berg became dean of the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music in June 2007. Formerly the McCoy/Sample Endowed Professor of Jazz Studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Berg is an internationally recognized pianist, composer, arranger, and educator and is widely acclaimed for his energetic and innovative approaches to jazz performance, composition, and pedagogy. He was chair of the Thornton School’s Department of Jazz Studies from 1994 to 2002 and is credited with raising the department’s profile to one of the top jazz studies programs in the nation. From 1979 to 1981 he was chair of Instrumental Music at San Jacinto College North in North Shore, Texas. He was chair of Instrumental and Commercial Music at the San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas from 1981 to 1991. A virtuosic jazz pianist, Berg has performed and recorded with top music industry professionals and has contributed and/or orchestrated music for major orchestras and motion picture studios. Berg received a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Houston. | more
   
  School of Nursing and Health Studies
 
Dean Nilda (Nena)
Peragallo Montano
Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano is Dean and Professor, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dean Peragallo Montano is a nationally and internationally recognized nursing scientist specializing in health disparities and culturally competent interventions with minority populations. She has devoted her 35+ year research and academic career to improving the health status of minorities and other medically underserved populations. Peragallo Montano has a solid record of successful competitive research funding. Most recently, she received funding for a 5-year grant (2012-2017) from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to continue her work as Director of the University of Miami Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research (El Centro), which Peragallo Montano originally established in 2007. | more
   
  Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
 
Dean Roni Avissar
Roni Avissar, a Duke University climatologist who has studied the way Amazon deforestation affects precipitation patterns around the world and was one of the first to employ a specially equipped helicopter to collect environmental data, he was named the new dean of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in 2009. Born and raised in France, Avissar was a professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. He joined the Durham, North Carolina-based University in 2001, serving for five years as the W.H. Gardner Professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to Duke, Avissar spent 12 years at Rutgers University, including three as chair of the school's Department of Environmental Sciences. He also founded the Center for Environmental Prediction there, which was originally based on a collaborative agreement with NASA. | more
   
  Undergraduate Education
 
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education William Scott Green, Ph.D.
William Scott Green, Ph.D., joined the University of Miami as senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate education in July 2006. In the newly created position, 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 appointment as professor of religious studies and senior fellow in the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. Green previously served as dean of the College at the University of Rochester and Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Judaic Studies. He led the development of Rochester’s innovative undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and founded its Department of Religion and Classics. Green earned an A.B. in religion at Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in religion from Brown University.  He has held fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
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  Division of Continuing and International Education
 
Dean Rebecca MacMillan Fox

Rebecca MacMillan Fox is chief of staff for University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala and dean of UMís 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 nontraditional learners, including pre-college, part-time, international, and adult students. Prior to her appointment as dean, Fox led the division for a year on an interim basis, spearheading a reorganization effort that will result in a more focused, mission-oriented unit that cooperates closely with UM schools and colleges. Headquartered at Allen Hall on the Coral Gables campus, DCIE provides access to the public and degree-seeking students through short courses, seminars, workshops, lectures, and special events. In addition to coordinating weekend credit courses and providing advising services for returning adult students, the division also is an agent for outreach in the community, serving the corporate world with professional certificates, continuing education, and workforce training. Its Intensive English Program helps prepare a certain population of students to be successful academically at UM or other universities. Fox came to UM five years ago from the University of Rochester, where she served in various roles including senior associate vice president for University Advancement and dean of College Advancement. Previously, she served as dean of the College at William Smith College and head of school at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. She holds a doctorate in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College. | more

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  Enrollment Management
 
Dean Edward Gillis

As dean of enrollment management, Edward Gillis leads the undergraduate enrollment efforts for the University. He is recognized widely as a national leader in college admissions and an experienced professional with a long track record of success. He was previously assistant vice president of enrollment management and executive director of admission. Gillis supervises a number of offices that fall under the Division of Enrollment Management, including the Offices of Admission, International Admission, Financial Assistance Services, Student Employment, E-Communication and Market Research, and Technical Operations. Gillis began working at UM some 19 years ago when the University had not yet cracked the upper echelon of the prestigious U.S. News & World Report ďBest CollegesĒ ranking. Since that time, UM has been one of the fastest-rising institutions on the list, rising to No. 38 in the 2012 rankings and maintaining its position as the top-ranked school in Florida. Rising SAT scores of its incoming freshman classes are among the key factors that prompted the meteoric rise. From 2001 to 2011, the average SAT score of UMís incoming freshmen rose from 1190 to 1315. Also during his tenure, the University has become more selective in the students it admits. About 28,000 students applied for 2,150 slots for fall 2011. To attract more academically gifted applicants, Gillisís office reaches out to high school guidance counselors, students, and parents. | more

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