School of Architecture
Rodolphe el-Khoury
Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury
Rodolphe el-Khoury, a distinguished leader in contemporary architecture and urbanism, is dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Rodolphe el-Khoury, who most recently served as director of urban design at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty and is a partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong, joined the University of Miami July 2014.

An academic with more than 26 years of experience in the field, el-Khoury joined the faculty at John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design in 2005. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, el-Khoury found his passion early in life. During his stellar career, he has taught at Harvard University, MIT, University of Hong Kong, Princeton University and Columbia University among others. | more

  College of Arts and Sciences
Leonidas G. Bachas
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
Anuj Mehrotra
Interim Dean Anuj Mehrotra
Anuj Mehrotra became interim dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration on July 1, 2016. He is also the Leslie O. Barnes Scholar and a professor of management science. Most recently, he served as the vice dean of graduate business programs and executive education. He previously served as vice dean for faculty affairs and as chairman of the Department of Management Science. Under Mehrotra’s leadership as vice dean, the School diversified its portfolio of graduate business programs. | more

  School of Communication
Gregory J. Shepherd
Dean Gregory J. Shepherd
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. | more
  School of Education
Isaac Prilleltensky
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
Jean-Pierre Bardet
Dean Jean-Pierre Bardet
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, where he later founded and directed the Urban Water Institute. Before joining UTA, he was professor and chair of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, where he founded and directed the USC Center on Megacities. Originally educated in France, Bardet received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology. Widely published in scientific journals, he is the author of the textbook Experimental Soil Mechanics, and the recipient of awards from numerous scientific organizations, including the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering Science and Technology, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Science Foundation. | more
  School of Law
Patricia D. White
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
Laurence B. Gardner
Interim Dean Laurence B. Gardner
Laurence (“Lanny”) Gardner joined the faculty of the University of Miami on July 1, 1974 and was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Internal Medicine Training Program as well as Chief of the Division of General Medicine. He held this latter position until his appointment as Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine on July 1, 1994. On October 20, 1997 he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Medicine. He has served in the Department of Medicine at various times as Director of Clinical Programs and then subsequently as Vice Chairman of the Department. He now serves as the Miller Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean for Education and Policy. | more
  Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
Shelton G. Berg
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
Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano
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
Roni Avissar
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
William Scott Green
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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Charles D. Eckman
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Charles D. Eckman, Ph.D.
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 the social sciences resource group at Stanford University (1997-2006).
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  Division of Continuing and International Education
Rebecca MacMillan Fox
Dean Rebecca MacMillan Fox

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 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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