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...

Lillian Manzor

Assoc. Professor
Faculty Director of UParis


(305) 284-5585

Margarita Rodriguez



(305) 284-6039
Margarita Rodriguez, Ph.D. is Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Faculty Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, University of Miami. Her extensive teaching portfolio includes a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses. She has taught Sociology; International Migration; Organizations; International...

Michael Touchton

Assoc. Professor
Global Health Associate Faculty Lead - UMIA


(720) 289-7118
Dr. Touchton studies the political economy of development and underdevelopment in a comparative setting. His areas of interest include how countries attract investment and promote economic growth, how they reduce poverty and promote human development, and how they redevelop following the departure of major industries. Much of his research occurs...