Laura Kohn Wood

Dean, School of Education and Human Development


(305) 284-6474
Dr. Kohn-Wood is currently a Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami (UM). Dr. Kohn-Wood previously served as chair of the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, the founding program director of the Master’s in Community & Social Change program and, with...

Walter G Secada



(305) 284-2102
Professor Walter G. Secada is a graduate of Miami’s Curley High School. He left Southeast Florida to earn a BA in philosophy (magna cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, an MS in mathematics and Ph.D. in education, both from Northwestern University. He is Vice Dean of the School of Education and Human Development and Vice Chair...

Soyeon Ahn



(305) 284-1316
Soyeon Ahn received her Ph.D. in Measurement and Quantitative Methods in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at Michigan State University in 2008. She joined the EPS faculty in August, 2008. Ahn’s current research focuses on the application of the existing data analytic techniques in resolving the...

Ellenmarie McPhillip

Assoc. Dean, Programs


(305) 284-3826

Willis Jones

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2929
Dr. Jones joined the University of Miami faculty in 2021 and leads the Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership program. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Kentucky and the University of South Florida. Dr. Jones earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from...

Kevin A Jacobs



(305) 284-5873
Kevin Jacobs joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 2004. He completed his Masters in applied exercise physiology at San Diego State University in 1993 and worked as a research physiologist at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego until 1995. He earned his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and...

Jennifer Lee Krawec

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(305) 284-1308
Dr. Jennifer Krawec joined the University of Miami faculty in 2012 as a Research Assistant Professor. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University’s Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education. Dr. Krawec is the Principal Investigator of the IES Mathematics and Science Special Education...

Magaly Abreu

Sr. Business Officer, Finance and Administration


(305) 284-3997
Magaly Abreu is the Executive Director of Finance with the University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education. She oversees all finance, budgetary functions and administration within the Division. While in this role she has also assisted the University Provost and Vice President of Budget and Financial Planning in...

Angie J Gonzalez-Kurver

Director, Development


(305) 284-5038 x5038

Maggie M. Cayon

Director, Communications


(305) 284-2172