Affiliated Faculty and Staff

The affiliated faculty and staff of PETAL consist of current UM faculty and staff who present strong scholarly and pedagogic interest in teaching excellence. PETAL affiliated faculty and committee members pursue ongoing professional development on current trends in higher education, seek out research and publication opportunities to advance the knowledge base for excellence, apply new pedagogical approaches in teaching, and guide the implementation of teaching and learning initiatives at the University of Miami.

In partnership with UM's Academic Technologies and DCIE, PETAL teaching and learning initiatives are supported by instructional designers. Instructional designers assist affiliated faculty facilitators with PETAL's Institutional Academy for Teaching Excellence (I-ATE) workshop series and Course Mentors Programming.

Ijeoma Adele

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Brian Arwari

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice

Rik A Bair

Associate Dean, Distance Learning Institute

Rebecca M Fox

Dean, Division of Continuing and International Education

Laura Kohn Wood

Dean, School of Education and Human Development

Miriam Glaser Lipsky

Director, Platform for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Carol-Anne Phekoo

Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Andrew Porter

Associate Professor of Clinical

Wesley N Smith

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice