Faculty

Faculty

Dina Birman

Professor

d.birman@miami.edu

(305) 284-3460
My interests and expertise focus on the process of acculturation and adjustment of immigrants and refugees, and community-based interventions designed to improve their mental health and well-being. I have conducted research and written extensively on acculturation and adaptation of adolescent, adult, and elderly refugees, including those from...

Scotney D. Evans

Assoc. Professor

s.evans4@miami.edu

(305) 284-4142
I am a community-engaged researcher working to understand and support the role of community-based organizations, networks, and coalitions in building collective power to promote community wellbeing, social change, and social justice. I utilize an action research approach with community partners in order to uncover injustice and build community...

Laura Kohn Wood

Dean, School of Education and Human Development

l.kohnwood@miami.edu

(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). She also serves as the Senior Resident Faculty of Pearson Residential College and is co-Chair of the University’s Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Kohn-Wood received her Ph.D. in...

Ashmeet Oberoi

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice

ako12@miami.edu

(305) 284-5956
Dr. Ashmeet Oberoi is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (Clinical Line) in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies in the School of Education and Human Development, and the Director of the Community & Social Change Master’s Program at University of Miami. She has a graduate degree in Child Development...

Isaac Prilleltensky

Vice Provost for Institutional Culture

isaacp@miami.edu

(305) 284-5547
Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky was born in Argentina and has lived and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is the Interim Director of the Community Well Being PhD program while Dr. Birman is on sabbatical. He is also the former Dean of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, the inaugural Erwin and Barbara...

Todd Warner

Lecturer

txw366@miami.edu

(765) 717-3786
Dr. Todd Warner received his Ph.D. in Community Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2015. Prior to joining the EPS department Dr. Warner served as the Research Director for the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Warner’s research examines a wide range of topics in forensic...

Affiliated Faculty

Carol-Anne Phekoo, Ph.D. -- Dept. of Educational and Psychological Studies

Soyeon Ahn, Ph.D. -- Dept. of Educational and Psychological Studies

John Murphy, Ph.D. -- Dept. of Sociology

Jonathan West, Ph.D. -- Dept. of Political Science, Public Administration Program