Academic Board

Department of Geography and Sustainable Development

Imelda K Moise

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

(305) 284-2360
Trained as a health geographer, Dr Moise's overarching program of research focuses on families and communities at risk. Her methodological expertise lies in utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods, often employing mixed methods study designs including geospatial analysis to examine the sociocultural and contextual...

Richard J. Grant


(305) 284-6689
Summary: Teaching and research focuses on the urban transformations in metropolitan Africa and on global cities such as Miami.  Current project focus on:1) The green economy in Cape Town, South Africa2) E-waste and urban planning Accra, Ghana3) Street art and neighborhood transformation in Wynwood, Miami4) Climate gentrification in...

Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva

Chair of Geography and Sustainable Development
Director of Graduate Studies
Secondary Faculty in Biology

(305) 284-6890
A native of Belém, Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon, Dr. José Maria Cardoso da Silva is a biogeographer who studies the relationships between biodiversity conservation and development in tropical regions. Supported by more than 20 years of field experience studying different tropical socio-ecological systems, his research...

School of Architecture

Sonia R. Chao

Associate Dean of Research

Associate Dean of Research, U-SoACo-Director, Master of Prof. Science in Urban Sustainability & ResilienceFaculty Lead on Climate, Environment & Resilience, UMIASecondary Appointment, College of EngineeringExecutive Board Member, Florida Climate Institute Sonia Chao is the Associate Dean of Research at the University of Miami...

Rodolphe el-Khoury

Dean, School of Architecture

(305) 284-9092
Rodolphe el-Khoury is Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Before coming to UMSoA in July, 2014, he was Canada Research Chair and Director of Urban Design at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has taught at Columbia...

Jaime E Correa

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice

(305) 284-5000
Jaime Correa is an Associate Professor in Practice and the former Director of the Master in Urban Design at the School of Architecture of the University of Miami (position held from 1996 to 2014) where he was also the Knight Professor in Community Building. He is one among the 14 architects and town planners that launched the American New...