Daniel L. Pals

Director of the MALS Program
Interim Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Director of Graduate Studies


(305) 284-4036

Faculty Members

Edmund Abaka, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor
Director of Graduate Studies


(305) 284-3702
A graduate of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Dr. Abaka earned his Ph.D. in African History from York University and his Master of Arts in European History from the University of Guelph in Canada. He teaches African and African Diaspora History courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. These include HIS 201: History of Africa I...

Hermann Beck

Interim Chair
Cooper Fellow


(305) 284-5947
Hermann Beck received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles after studying Germanistik and ancient and modern history at German universities (Mannheim, Freiburg, and Berlin), the London School of Economics, and the Sorbonne.  He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow at the Berliner Historische Kommission, and a...

Massimiliano Galeazzi

Chairman of Department of Physics


(305) 284-7141
Astronomical object emit, in general, at all wavelength, not just visible light. Moreover, there are specific objects, such as Black Holes and Supernovae, that emit primarily in X-rays. X-rays, such as the ones used in radiography, are similar to visible light, but with wavelength 1000 times shorter. My work involves the construction of X-ray...

Henry A. Green, Ph.D.



(305) 284-4375
Henry A. Green has taught at the University of Miami since 1984. He received his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University (Britain) after postgraduate work in Canada, at the Sorbonne (France) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He is the author or co-author of four books, including Research in Action (education of at-risk...

John T. Kirby



(305) 284-6326

J Tomas Lopez

History of Photography
Advanced Digital Imaging


(305) 284-2781
Tomas Lopez, is  a Professor of the Department of Art and Art History. Professor Lopez has degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Fordham University, a Master of Media Arts in Film and Video and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Modernist Theory from the University of South Florida. He has been awarded the Florida Individual...

Patrick A. McCarthy



(305) 284-2920
Pat McCarthy teaches a wide range of courses, from introductory surveys of European literary masterpieces and British literature to upper division and graduate courses on modern British and Irish writers. Although he is best known as a scholar for his many publications on James Joyce and Malcolm Lowry, he has wide research interests in the areas...

Catherine Newell

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3733
Catherine L. Newell is a scholar of the conjoined histories of religion and science (specifically technology, ecology, and medicine). She is particularly interested in how scientific paradigms frequently owe their genesis to a religious idea or spiritual belief. Her first book, Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and the Final...

William D Rothman



(305) 284-4539

John Paul Russo

Chair of Classics Department


(786) 200-0803

Shouraseni Sen Roy



(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...

George Wilson



(305) 284-6156
Co-Editor Social Currents, 2018-2021  Deputy Editor, Social Currents, 2015 - present Editorial Board, Research in the Sociology of Work, 2015 - present Editorial Board, Sage Open Review, 2015 - present