David Pharies


Associate Dean for Humanities

Areas of Responsibility

  • Acting Cognizant Associate Dean for
    • Department of Classics
    • Department of English
    • Department of History
    • Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of Religion
    • Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
    • Center for Children’s Literature and Culture
    • Center for Film and Media Studies
    • Center for Greek Studies
    • Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
    • Center for Modern German Studies
    • Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra)
    • France-Florida Research Institute
    • Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts
    • Program in Creative Writing
    • University Writing Program
  • Annual evaluation letters and AARs of untenured faculty
  • Faculty fellowship awards and policy
  • Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Awards
  • ILA@Santa Fe project
  • International Committee
    • International Student and Educator Awards
    • Liaison to UFIC
    • Study Abroad
  • Student Academic Complaints and Concerns
  • Teaching and Advising Awards

Brief Biography

David A. Pharies has been on the faculty of the University of Florida since 1980. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Spanish in 1985, becoming Professor of Spanish in 1989. From 2003 to 2008 he was Chair of the Department of Romance Languages, and from 2008-2010 Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Dr. Pharies received his Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics in 1979 from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied with the renowned Romanist Yakov Malkiel. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (three times), from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and from the Fulbright Association. Among his most important publications are Diccionario etimológico de los sufijos españoles [Etymological Dictionary of Spanish Suffixes] (Madrid: Gredos, 2002), University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary, fifth and sixth editions (University of Chicago Press, 2002, 2012), and Breve historia de la lengua española / A Brief History of the Spanish Language (published simultaneously in Spanish and English by the University of Chicago Press, 2007).