To promote strategic and tactical academic initiatives that cross-cut the schools and colleges at the University of Miami; to unify and enhance the research mission on Coral Gables campus; and to provide oversight of university-wide faculty enhancement and diversity efforts.

  • Developing research administration practices, infrastructure, policies, and training in conjunction with the Vice Provost for Research
  • Policy development for inter-campus research, including space commitments, indirect cost recovery allocation, and research activity reporting
  • Deciding on matching fund commitments, indirect cost recovery waivers, facility planning, and policies and procedures for regulatory and training requirements
  • Facilitate initiatives, programs, and policies for faculty recruitment and advancement and ensure their uniformity
  • Develop strategies and central processes to enhance diversity of the faculty



M. Brian Blake, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


Maria Torres
Executive Assistant
Bryan Jones
Associate Director for Academic Affairs

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