Lynnette Ann Cebollero

Administrative Assistant

(305) 284-3187
Lynnette provides administrative support for the Office of Academic Enhancement.  She assists with programming, prepares financial reports, reconciles accounts, and supervises front office operations.  Her professional experience includes work in the fields of education, mortgages, administrative management and general...

April L Dobbins

Director, Programs

(305) 284-5384
April Dobbins serves as the Director of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships in the Office of Academic Enhancement. She advises students seeking opportunities through internationally competitive awards such as the Rhodes Scholarship and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She also acts as the University liaison for several domestic and...

Christopher Doell

Director, Programs of Academic Excellence
Senior Advisor, Residential Colleges

(305) 284-3194
Chris manages all aspects of the Programs of Academic Excellence, including a comprehensive academic support program that helps students maximize their experience at UM.  His primary focus is on cultivating supportive one-on-one advising relationships, creating deliberate connections to faculty and campus resources, and developing...

Erika Renee Green

Manager, Programs

(305) 284-5385
Erika Green serves as the Programs Manager for Prestigious Awards and Fellowships in the Office of Academic Enhancement. She advises students who are interested in applying for internationally competitive scholarship opportunities and assists them in finding awards that match their personal interests and complement their future goals. She...

Kysha Harriell, Ph.D.

Clinical Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-3201
Dr. Kysha Harriell is the Executive Director of the Office of Academic Enhancement and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences in the School of Education and Human Development. In addition, Dr. Harriell is currently the Chair of the Residential Faculty Program and Senior Residential Faculty in...

Melissa Ann Hechtman

Director, Programs

(305) 284-3428
Melissa serves as the Director of the Foote Fellows Honors Program and Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Miami. She promotes academic and personal growth through individual advising focused on maximizing academic freedom and opportunity unique to these programs. Melissa provides academic advocacy and coordinates institutional efforts...

Whitley M Johnson

Director, Empower Me First

(305) 284-3357
Whitley M. Johnson serves as the Senior Academic Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion. In this newly created position, Whitley designs and oversees Empower Me First, a diversity and inclusion initiative that enhances underrepresented and first generation students’ access to academic and professional development opportunities and...

Shayla Ophelia King

Sr. Program Coordinator

(305) 284-3349
Shayla King serves as Senior Program Coordinator for the Programs of Academic Excellence. She provides academic support to Ronald A. Hammond Scholars, Gates Millennium Scholars, and George W. Jenkins Scholars. Shayla helps students to identify and pursue their academic and career goals while encouraging them to explore the opportunities and...

Jeanette Remy

Manager, Business Operations

(305) 284-3350
Jeanette Remy serves as the Business Operations Manager with the Office of Academic Enhancement. In her current role, she runs the administrative and budget operations for the department and serves as a scholarship advisor for Ronald A. Hammond Scholars. Prior to joining the OAE, Jeanette served as the Office Supervisor for Hecht Residential...

Michael Stokes

Sr. Advisor, Residential Colleges
Academic Ombudsperson

(305) 284-8794
Michael Stokes serves as the Sr. Advisor, Residential Colleges & Academic Ombudsperson in the Office of Academic Enhancement. Michael’s main responsibilities include directing the Residential College Advising unit of the OAE including supervising the First Year Fellows (FYF) program and serving as a supplemental academic advisor in...