Prof. Robert Plant, PhD


Patricia Abril is an associate professor of business law at the Miami Herbert Business School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1996 and her JD from Harvard Law School in 2000. Prior to joining the university faculty in 2004, she practiced international corporate law in Miami and went on to serve as Manager of Business and Legal Affairs at The Univision Network. Professor Abril has authored many law review articles and has contributed to numerous academic journals.


Timothy Burch is an Associate Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the MS in Finance program at the University of Miami. He has a PhD from the University of Michigan, has been published in several academic journals, including The Journal of Business and The Journal of Financial Economics, and has won many awards including the Miami Herbert Business School Excellence in Research Award in 2003 and 2004.


George Korniotis is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Miami Herbert Business School. Before that, he taught at the University of Notre Dame and served as a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cyprus in 1998 and received his doctorate from Yale University in 2003. His work has been published in various academic journals and featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.


Levine attended the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1983, his Master in Professional Accounting degree in 1985, and his Master of Business Administration in 1989. He began his professional career as an auditor and consultant with Price Waterhouse in 1985, and he became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida in 1987. He has been teaching for the University of Miami since 1990, and has also served as a senior faculty member for the Becker CPA Review Course since 1989.


Dr. Iraola is a Lecturer Professor and the Undergraduate Director at the University of Miami. He holds a PhD and MSc degree in Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a BA degree in Economics from Universidad Pública de Navarra. His research focuses on the interrelation between the real and financial sides of the economy from theoretical and empirical perspectives.


Dr. Robert Plant is an Associate Professor at the Miami Herbert Business School. He earned his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence at The University of Liverpool, England, and previously studied computation at Wadham College, Oxford University. Dr. Plant is a fellow of the British Computer Society, a chartered engineer, and a European engineer.

Dr. Plant is the author of several books on e-business and technology, as well as over 60 peer-reviewed articles. He specializes in executive coaching and has taught technology and strategy in graduate executive programs around the world.

Dr. Plant is a frequent contributor on technology issues for the Harvard Business Review. He has written for the Chatham House’s World Today, China’s People’s Daily, and Financial Times. He is a frequent contributor for the Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal online in its Leadership Expert section and on technology/strategy related issues.

Manuel Santos, PhD

Dr. Manuel Santos is a Professor and the James L. Knight Chair, Department of Economics, at the University of Miami. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. His extensive teaching experience includes prior positions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; ITAM (Mexico City); University of Minnesota; Arizona State University; University of Chicago; and the University of California, Los Angeles.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Santos serves as a consultant to governments and corporations. He has published in and serves on the editorial boards of several top academic journals. Dr. Santos’ areas of expertise are macroeconomics, finance, and managerial incentives.

Terri Scandura, PhD

Dr. Scandura is a Professor of Management in the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami. From 2007 to 2012, she served as Dean of the Graduate School of the University. Her fields of interest include leadership, mentorship, and applied research methods. She has been a visiting scholar in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, China and the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Scandura has authored or co-authored over two hundred presentations, articles and book chapters. She has presented Executive Education programs on Leadership, Mentoring, Leading Change and High Performance Teams to numerous organizations such as VISA International, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Young Presidents Organization, Hewlett-Packard, and Baptist Health Systems.

Amy Agramonte, MBA

Amy Agramonte is a lecturer at the University of Miami, teaching on the subjects of Principles of Marketing and Marketing for Entrepreneurs. She also is the Content Developer and Faculty Director for the UOnline MBA Marketing course. Each of these courses are an extension of her daily life as she is also the owner and creative director of Blonde Concepts, a graphic design and marketing studio. Amy holds an MBA from the University of Miami in Marketing and has worked in a variety of fields including everything from public relations in the hospitality industry to market research for consumer branding to real estate development.

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