Villy Kourafalou, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences
SEEDS Director

RSMAS/OCE
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

MSC 316C
Tel: 305.421.4905
vkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu

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Ann Schopp,
MALS, UM 2019
SEEDS Program Manager

212 Cox Science Center (LC0421)
Email: a.schopp@miami.edu 
Office: (305) 284-2971
Fax: (305) 284-9653


SEEDS Interactive Theatre

Jennifer Burke, MFA
Professor, Department of Theatre Arts

 SEEDS Theatre


SEEDS Steering  Committee

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Assoc. Professor, Department of Classics 

College of Arts and Sciences

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Lisa Beal, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Department of Ocean Sciences

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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Dr. Stephen Symes, M.D. FACP
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor of Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases

Miller School of Medicine

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Helena Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Civil Architectural and Enviromentatl Engineering Department

College of Engineering

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Osamudia James
Acting Dean & Professor of Law

School of Law

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Paquita Zuidema, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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Deans 

Roni Avissar ,
co-PI Dean, RSMAS
Leonidas Bachas,
co-PI
Dean, CAS
Edward Abraham
co-PI, Dean, MED
Jean-Pierre Bardet,
co-PI, Dean, COE

Former SEEDS People

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Pascal Goldschmidt
former dean of MED
and SEEDS co-PI.
James Tien
former dean of COE
and SEEDS co-PI.

Traci Ardren, Ph.D.
former Steering Committee
CAS

Kathryn Tosney, Ph.D.
Founder and Former SEEDS Director
CAS

Our thanks to Pascal! Our thanks to James!  Our thanks to Traci!  Our thanks to Kathryn!
Barbara Whitlock
Steering Committee 
CAS
Rana Fine
Steering Committee 
RSMAS
Sheri Keitz
Steering Committee 
MED
Robert Johnson
Director of Assessment
Our thanks to Barbara! Our thanks to Rana! Our thanks to Sheri! Our thanks to Robert!
Michael Halleran
former dean of CAS
and SEEDS co-PI, was
instrumental in assuring 
SEEDS development.
He left UM to become
Provost at William
and Mary.
Jacqueline Dixon 
served as SEEDS co-PI
in the 2009/2010 
academic year, when
she also served as the
first woman Dean of the
College of Arts and 
Sciences.
Otis Brown served as
SEEDS co-PI in the
2008 /2009 academic
year, and was Dean
of the Rosensteil School
of Atmospheric and
Marine Sciences.
Susan Sponaugle
Steering Committee 
RSMAS 
Our thanks to Michael! Our thanks to Jackie! Our thanks to Otis! Our thanks to Susan!