Brian Harfe


Associate Dean/ Assistant Provost for Teaching and Technology
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Areas of Responsibility

  • Acting Cognizant Associate Dean for
    • Department of Astronomy
    • Department of Biology
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Geological Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Statistics
    • Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research
    • Center for Applied Mathematics
    • Center for Applied Optimization
    • Center for Catalysis
    • Center for Chemical Physics
    • Center for Chemical Research at the Bio/Nano Interface
    • Center for Nanostructured Electronic Materials
    • Center for Condensed Matter Sciences
    • Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering
    • Florida Center for Heterocyclic Compounds
    • Institute for Fundamental Theory
    • Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics (IHEPA)
    • Quantum Theory Project
    • UF Marine Laboratory at Seahorse Key
  • Research
    • Animal Care Issues
    • CLAS Research Office supervision
    • Committee for Postdoctoral Affairs
    • Coordination of initiatives such as legislative budget requests (LBR’s) and other special funding opportunities
    • Coordination of training of new faculty in proposal preparation
    • Liaison to other college research offices and to the Office of Research to promote interdisciplinary cooperation
    • Research misconduct
    • Research Opportunity Seed Fund
    • Review of matching requests
    • Review of new faculty startup funding requests
  • Distance learning initiatives
    • Online education, including UF Online
    • Self-funded/Off-book programs
    • Pre-Health Post-Bacc
  • International exchanges and bilateral agreements
  • Outside activities and conflict of interest
  • University Scholars Program, including CLAS Scholars Program
  • Workshops and non-degree programs
  • Dual Enrollment

Brief Biography

Dr. Brian Harfe earned a BS (honours) degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, followed by a Ph.D. in developmental biology from The Johns Hopkins University. After completing his Ph.D., he held postdoctoral positions at Emory University and Harvard Medical School. Currently, he is a Professor in the UF College of Medicine, Associate Dean of Research (ADR) and Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Assistant Provost for Teaching and Technology in the Office of the Provost. He is responsible for all research, online activities, and the seven science and math departments in the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Projects in the Harfe laboratory include investigating limb and intervertebral disc development using the mouse and chick model systems. He has published >100 papers, which have been cited >14,000 times (h-index 61, i10-index 91). His research has been funded by both private and public agencies. Dr. Harfe teaches graduate, medical, and undergraduate students and has received numerous teaching awards.