The MAIA Office staff is always available to meet with current students as well as potential candidates.  Our office is open for regular business hours from Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Late afternoon appointments are also available upon request. 

For information about our program or assistance with your application please contact the MAIA Office at 305-284-8783 or at

Our mission is to make the entire process:  application, admission, registration, and advisement as convenient and seamless as possible for all applicants and current students.

MAIA Staff Directory

Dr. Bradford R. McGuinn
MAIA Program Director

MAIA Core Faculty

Abaka, Edmund
Ph.D.,York University
Teaches IGS 613

Connolly, Michael B.
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Teaches IGS 599

Ganitsky, Joseph
DBA, Harvard Business School
Teaches IGS 612

Garcia, Alfredo
Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University
Teaches IGS 615

Kerr, Jeffrey L.
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Teaches IGS 616

McGuinn, Bradford R.
Ph.D., University of Miami
Co-teaches IGS 611 & 614

Trivelli, Paul A.
Ambassador in Residence and Visiting Professor
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua
Civilian Deputy, U.S. Southern Command
Deputy Chief, U.S. Embassy in Honduras
Director, Office of Central American Affairs, Department of State
M.A., University of Denver
M.A., U.S. Naval War College
Co-teaches IGS 611 & 614

MAIA Seminar Faculty

Ms. Lisa Baker
Access, Information, & Research Services, Otto G. Richter Library

Dr. Mark Friedman
Accounting, School of Business

Dr. Valerie Giroux
School of Communications

Dr. Seth Levine
Accounting, School of Business

Dr. Juan Rodriguez
Accounting, School of Business

Dr. Arthur Simon
Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Don Stacks
School of Communications