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) 284-2929
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) 284-1316
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) 284-6194
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...

Bruce D Baker



Bruce Baker is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning. Professor Baker is widely recognized as the nation’s leading scholar on the financing of public elementary and secondary education systems. His research spans public education finance and policy, postsecondary education finance and policy, teacher and...

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

Sr. Director, Development


(305) 284-5038 x5038

Maggie M. Cayon

Director, Communications


(305) 284-2172