Senior Administration

Vice Provosts

William Scott Green

Sr. Vice Provost
Dean of Undergraduate Education

(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

(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

(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.

Chief Innovation Officer, Miller School of Medicine

(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...

Jean Pierre Bardet

Vice Provost for Strategic Projects

(305) 284-8625
Jean-Pierre Bardet joined the Office of the Provost in June 2019. As the Vice Provost for Strategic Projects he leads key industry collaborations with the University of Miami; these partnerships encourage the advancing of innovation and interdisciplinary projects across departments. He previously served as dean of the College of Engineering at...

Isaac Prilleltensky

Vice Provost for Institutional Culture

(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...

James M. Tien

Faculty Ombudsperson

(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...

Associate Provosts

Dave E Becher

Assoc. Provost, Programs

David Becher joined the University of Miami as Associate Provost for Data Governance and Institutional Research in August 2017. His responsibilities include leading a team responsible for providing data and analyses to senior leadership for decision-making purposes and providing mandated data to external agencies; providing leadership and...

Sabrina Mendoza

Assoc. Provost, Academic Affairs

(305) 284-3356

Patty Murphy

Assoc. Provost, University Accreditation
SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison

(305) 284-3276
Patty is the University’s accreditation liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and regularly serves as a SACSCOC peer evaluator. Prior to coming to the U in 2016, she was the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of Richmond and the Assistant Vice President for...

Vice Presidents, Associate & Assistant Vice Presidents

Barbara A Cole

Assoc. VP, Research Administration

(305) 284-3965
Barbara A. Cole, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, joined the University in June 2011. She provides leadership for sponsored administration which includes proposal review, processing, contract negotiations, award funding, expenditure and compliance monitoring and serves as audit liaison for the Institution for sponsored...

John G Haller

Vice President, Enrollment Management

(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...

Khaleel Seecharan

Asst. VP, Special Projects - Office of the Provost

Academic Deans

Roni Avissar

Dean, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Leonidas G Bachas

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Berg

Interim Dean, College of Engineering

Henri Ford

Dean, Miller School of Medicine

Rebecca M Fox

Dean, Division of Continuing and International Education

Laura Kohn Wood

Dean, School of Education and Human Development

Cindy Munro

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies

John A. Quelch

Dean, Miami Herbert Business School

Karin Wilkins

Dean, School of Communication


Chris Koelsch

Executive Director, Business Operations

(305) 284-1356