College Leadership

The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest academic unit at the University of Miami, home to more than 4,000 undergraduate students, more than 600 graduate students, and 440 full-time faculty members across 20 departments and eight interdisciplinary programs. The successful operation of such a large and complex organization requires strong and thoughtful leadership from men and women who are deeply committed to our students' success and our continual improvement as an institution.

A&S Leadership

The dean, his staff, and his advisory committees work hard to deliver the highest quality liberal arts education for our undergraduates, to attract and maintain a diverse and accomplished faculty, to provide ample student resources and support services, and to engage in meaningful ways with the broader Miami community.

Leonidas G Bachas

Dean, Academic

(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...

Douglas O Fuller

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and College Diversity

(305) 284-6695
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Angel E. Kaifer

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

(305) 284-4036
Our group's research interests focus on the general area of Supramolecular Electrochemistry.  For more than twenty years we have been investigating the electrochemical properties of a number of supramolecular systems, from host-guest complexes to self-assembled monolayers and dendrimers.  In particular, we have been...

Jennifer L Ferriss-Hill

Assoc. Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

(305) 284-4036

Charles H. Mallery

Assoc. Professor
Associate Dean for Graduate and Administrative Services

(305) 284-3188
I have served as a technical swim official to the National Governing Body of Swimming in the United States, U.S.A. Swimming and to the NCAA , where I have been the referee for over 25 National Championships, 4 U.S. Olympic Festivals, and 4 Olympic Trials. I Worked as a technical swim official on the pool deck...

Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva

Associate Dean for Program Development

(305) 284-6890

Leonard Clemons

Asst. Dean, Programs
Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services

Maryann Tatum Tobin

Executive Director, Programs

(305) 284-3737
Dr. Tobin is the Executive Director of Programs for the College of Arts and Sciences.  She oversees all professional, interdisciplinary, and online programming for the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as the college’s external communications, marketing and strategic initiatives.  She holds a PhD in Teaching and...

Dawn M Reynolds

Executive Director, Finance

(305) 284-4029

Maggie Pertierra

Director, Human Resources - School/ Unit

(305) 284-6104