Full Time Lecturers

Full Time Lecturers

Bradford R McGuinn

Senior Lecturer
Director of MAIA Program


(305) 284-8353
Dr. McGuinn is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Political Science and Director of the MAIA program. He holds a PhD in International Studies, with concentration in Middle Eastern studies, from the University of Miami. His fields of research and teaching include international security, Middle Eastern studies, civil-military relations and...

Arthur Marshall Simon

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-4013
Arthur M. Simon holds business and law degrees from the University of Miami, a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in public administration from Florida State University.  His resume includes professional experience as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, an appellate attorney in Miami, a...

Rayna Stoycheva



(305) 284-4416
Rayna L. Stoycheva received her PhD in Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her dissertation examined the political and financial management factors influencing state and local pension funding and sustainability. Dr. Stoycheva’s research interests are in the areas of public budgeting...

Sylvia A Thompson



(305) 284-3497
Dr. Thompson has been a Lecturer in the University of Miami Political Science Department for over 25 years.  She specializes in multiple areas of American Government -- and brings practical experience with government, politics, media and interest groups into the classroom. She was Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union...