Michael S. Gaines, Ph.D. Assistant Provost, Professor of Biology

Michael Gaines received his master's and doctorate degrees in ecology from Indiana University. After 22 years on the faculty of the University of Kansas, he became Chair of the Department of Biology at UM in 1992. In 2004, he left the Chair in order to concentrate on undergraduate and community outreach programs as Assistant Provost. Besides teaching courses in introductory biology, research ethics, and research design for undergrads, Dr. Gaines directs and serves as campus coordinator for multiple research and community outreach programs. Dr. Gaines' scientific interests focus on the ecological genetics of endangered small mammal species in South Florida.

Arnose Byfield, Sr. Administrative Assistant

Arnose Byfield is from upstate New York. She received her Bachelors of Arts from Fordham University.

Maria Robertson, Manager, Research Support

Maria Robertson is a Miami native. She received her Bachelors in Business Administration and her Master of Arts from the University of Miami.