Department of Geography and Sustainable Development

Shouraseni Sen Roy



(305) 284-4820
Professor Sen Roy's research and teaching interests center on Climatology, spatial analysis, and crime patterns. Her work focuses on spatio-temporal patterns of climate processes across various regions, including the Indian subcontinent, South Africa, China, and USA, using advanced geo-statistical techniques to analyze trends in climatic...

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...

Han Li

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-4796
Han Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies. Relying on the technical advancements in big data technology, GIS spatial modeling, remote sensing, and spatial econometrics, his research examines the spatial organization of human economic activity in an urban environment of China, Southeast Asia, and the...

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...

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...

Ira M. Sheskin



(305) 284-6693
Professor Sheskin is widely recognized for his work on the geography and demography of the American Jewish community. In 2023, he won the Sklare Award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry for lifetime achievement in research on contemporary Jewry. His areas of expertise involve the collection, analysis, and presentation...

Justin B Stoler

Associate Professor


(305) 284-6692
Dr. Stoler's research explores urban health disparities using social, environmental, and spatial epidemiological methods. He is also affiliated with the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Dr. Stoler enjoys field work and has worked in several countries—including a decade...

Harold R. Wanless



(305) 798-6735

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...

Charles C Bohl



(305) 284-4019
Charles C. Bohl is a Professor and the founding Director of the Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism Program (MRED+U). In his role as MRED+U Director, he has established a model for interdisciplinary graduate education involving courses, competitions, conferences, travel study and research initiatives. Dr. Bohl courses have drawn...

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...

Eric Firley

Associate Professor


(786) 740-7738
Eric Firley is of French-German nationality and was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied economics, architecture and city design in Fribourg, Lausanne, Weimar and London, and started his professional career in the real estate sector in Paris. Afterwards he worked for several years in design practices in Paris and London, before...

Jean-Francois Lejeune



(305) 284-5000
Jean-François Lejeune is Professor at the U-SoA, where he teaches architectural design, urban design, and history-theory. From June 2009 to December 2014 he was the Director of Graduate Studies. He taught at the Oregon School of Design (1985-87) and was Visiting Professor at the Universidade do Rio Grande du Sul (Brazil), the...

Joanna L. Lombard



(305) 284-3731
Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP, is a registered architect (Florida) and Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine and an Abess Faculty Scholar in the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy...

Christopher Meyer

Asst. Professor


Armando M. Montero

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(305) 284-5268
Faculty Poster

Carie A Penabad



(305) 284-5708
Carie Penabad is a distinguished alumna of both the University of Miami and Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  She is currently a Professor at the school and was formerly both Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Undergraduate program (2016 - Summer 2021).  She has taught in a variety of institutions; and...

Elizabeth M. Plater-Zyberk



(305) 284-3731
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP, is Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master of Urban Design Program. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine.  She was dean of the School of Architecture 1995-2013.  She teaches...

Allan Todd Shulman



(305) 284-3120
For the past 17 years, Shulman has explored the interrelationship between 20th century urban culture and architecture using the cities of Miami and Miami Beach as a laboratory. As a scholar, he has found in these modern cities ample material for investigations into regionalism, tropical architecture, and the cultural idea of tropicalism. These...

Mark Troen



(561) 855-4415
Mark Troen teaches graduate-level real estate development, economics, and market analysis in the Masters of Real Estate Development + Urbanism (MRED+U) program of the University of Miami School of Architecture. He also co-teaches studios in the Master of Urban Design (MUD), Master of Construction Management (MCM) and Master of Architecture...

Timothy Norris

Librarian Assoc. Professor


(305) 243-4842
Timothy Norris joined the University of Miami Libraries in August of 2014 as a Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Norris' first years at UM included an environmental scan of research data management needs across the University's schools and colleges, the design and teaching of a research data...

Christopher C Mader

Sr. Director, App Sys Development


(305) 243-4962