Lina I. Lopez

Executive Director, Programs

(305) 284-2034
Dr. Lina I. Lopez is Executive Director of the Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies. She earned a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami, where her research and writing focused on the intersection of literacy, bilingual learners, and digital education. Among her accomplishments as an undergraduate alumna of the...

Catherine Shaw Wheeling

College Recruiter

(305) 284-3167
Cathy holds BS in Journalism and Communications with a Minor in Business from the University of Florida.  She recruits for the College of Arts & Sciences professional programs, generating new business, managing external and internal admissions, and facilitating special events.  Prior to arriving at UM, Cathy served as...

Frances Lydia Smith

Sr. Program Coordinator

(305) 284-8782
Frances is a long-time UM Hurricane. As the manager for the Department of Biology for 16 years, she worked with many prestigious faculty, four department chairs, coordinated budgets that included almost every type of account used by UM and special projects such as working with the British Embassy to honor one of the...

Yurelkys D. Claro

Sr. Program Coordinator

Yurelkys Claro is the Sr. Program Coordinator for the Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies. She earned her BS in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Yurelkys gained experiences in all areas of hospitality...

Bianca Elizabeth Sproul

Marketing Specialist

Bianca Sproul is the Marketing Specialist for the College of Arts & Sciences’ Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies. She is primarily responsible for all media collateral (websites, social, and print) promoting the College’s professional masters’ degrees. Occasionally, she'll design...

Elizabeth Freshour

Outreach Coordinator (H)

As the outreach coordinator, Elizabeth Freshour has a multi-faceted role that engages current and future students, faculty, and community partners. Elizabeth earned her BS in Brain and Psychology sciences at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is originally from up North, but happily traded snow for Miami sunshine.