Academic Board

Department of Geography and Regional Studies

Shouraseni Sen Roy

Professor

ssr@miami.edu

(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

Professor

rgrant@miami.edu

(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...

Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva

Professor
Chair of Geography and Regional Studies
Secondary Faculty in Biology

jxc1446@miami.edu

(305) 284-6890
Dr. José Maria Cardoso da Silva is a biogeographer who studies the relationships between socio-economic development and environmental conservation in tropical regions. In his research, he integrates concepts and theories from geography, ecology, biogeography, conservation science, sustainability science, and political science to explore...

School of Architecture

Sonia Raquel Chao

Research Assoc. Professor

schao@miami.edu

Sonia Chao writes and teaches in the area of sustainable architecture and urbanism, resilient design, and historic preservation in the subtropics. Her scholarship explores the intersection between historic preservation, historic places, and resilient design. Across the years, Chao has received numerous grants from public agencies, private...

Rodolphe el-Khoury

Dean, School of Architecture

rxe66@miami.edu

(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...

Allan Todd Shulman

Professor

ashulman@miami.edu

(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...