Graduate School Staff

Guillermo J. Prado, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
gprado@miami.edu
  • Oversees all aspects of graduate education
  • Advocate for graduate education and advisor to the Graduate Student Association
  • Manage the process of external program reviews and new program proposals
  • Oversees the selection process for graduate fellowships
  • Oversees the collection and analysis of all data related to graduate education
  • Develops innovative and appropriate approaches to graduate education
  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami
  • Associate Dean of the Graduate School
    Tatiana Perrino, Psy.D.
    Associate Dean
    tperrino@miami.edu
  • Represents the School at various internal and external meetings
  • Coordinates meetings relating to the recruitment of diverse and high performing graduate students
  • Develops and supports collaborative initiatives to promote inter-disciplinary and competency-based learning
  • Coordinates professional development workshops for students
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University
  • Director of Education
    Tiffany Plantan, Ph.D.
    Director of Education
    t.plantan@miami.edu
  • Manages the day-to-day administrative operations of the Graduate School
  • Oversees the implementation of university-wide graduate processes and procedures
  • Develops standard operating procedures and tracking systems to monitor the progress and success of the Graduate School’s initiatives
  • Compiles reports on graduate activity
  • Oversees orientation and events, communication materials, and social media presence
  • Ph.D. in Biology, University of Miami
  • Ana Paneda
    Executive Director of Business Operations
    apaneda@miami.edu
  • Oversees the school’s annual budget process and prepares monthly financial reporting information
  • Supports management decision-making as well as strategic financial planning for the school. Serves as a resource in financial and business planning
  • Serves as liaison as it relates to business, finance and planning
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Florida International University, CPA
  • Assistant Director Tyrone Henry
    Tyrone Henry
    Assistant Director
    t.henry1@miami.edu
  • Manage academic services pertaining to graduate students including degree conferrals, student files, and annual student awards and recognition
  • Liaise between the dean, program directors, faculty, and students on issues with respect to Graduate School policies and procedures
  • B.A., Colgate University
  • Dissertation Editor Doreen Yamamoto
    Doreen Yamamoto
    Senior Dissertation Editor
    dyamamoto@miami.edu
  • Professional academic/nonacademic editor and writer
  • Format edits student dissertations and theses
  • Works with Richter Library to maintain the University’s Scholarly Repository database
  • B.A. in History and English, Oberlin College, Master’s in International Affairs, Columbia University
  • Office Assistant Nicole Johnson
    R. Nicole Walker
    Program Coordinator
    r.walker2@miami.edu
  • Works closely with Assistant Director to process memos, new student files, and currently enrolled students
  • Provides administrative support for the School and manages day-to-day, front office operations
  • B.S., Florida State University
  • Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School, Maria Torres
    Maria C. Torres
    Dean's Executive Assistant
    mtorres@miami.edu
  • Responsible for the Dean’s calendar and correspondence
  • Supports daily administrative and maintenance operations in the office.Coordinates graduate program reviews and Graduate Council meetings.
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Florida International University
  • Communications Specialist
    Monique Meyer
    Communications Specialist
    monique.meyer@miami.edu
  • Plans, develops and manages strategic communication projects and initiatives
  • Designs and produces digital and print marketing materials
  • Manages Graduate School’s social medial accounts
  • Develops, designs and maintains Graduate School website
  • Researches, writes and edits content and drafts press releases
  • B.A. Spelman College
  • Rod Gibson
    Office Assistant
    rgibson@miami.edu
  • Provides administrative support for the department and manages day-to-day front office operations.
  • Process reimbursements, honorariums, checks, purchase orders, and payments through the Ariba/UMeNet system and manually of faculty, staff and students
  • Work closely with Assistant Director and Program Coordinator to process department forms, memos, new student files, and currently enrolled student files
  • Serves as the liaison with University of Miami Information Technology (IT)