Mission and Executive Director's Message


The mission of the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) is to bring multiple disciplines together in order to create synergies that will enhance the productivity and impact of FIU scholars and students concerned with environmental and societal challenges, as well as to ensure a sustainable future.

Executive Director’s Message

“The complex interactions between natural and human systems create challenges for both the environment and society. The School of Environment, Arts and Society at Florida International University brings natural and social scientists together with scholars in the humanities not only to understand these challenges, but also to provide solutions, to educate the next generation of leaders, and to communicate with decision-makers and the public. ”

 Portrait of Dr. Michael Heithaus
Dr. Michael Heithaus, Executive Director of SEAS