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Henry Frierson

Associate Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School

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Henry T. Frierson is Associate Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School and professor of educational psychology at the University of Florida (UF).  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and educational psychology, respectively, from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan); and his Ph.D. in educational psychology from Michigan State University (East Lansing).  Before coming to UF, Frierson was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was professor of educational psychology and director of the Research Education Support Program, a large multi-faceted initiative largely funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) to support minority undergraduate students as they pursue quality research, to support graduate students completing research for their Ph.D., and to support undergraduate students participating in full-time summer research experience.

Frierson’s current interests include program evaluation, examining the effects of mentoring, increasing the number of individuals of color in doctoral programs and research careers, and examining effective and efficient production of Ph.D. recipients from high-quality doctoral programs.


Catalyzing institutional change in STEM education at the University of Florida




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