Jean Harvey has been appointed as Associate Dean for CALS. This position encompasses her role as Associate Dean of Research as well as an appointment as Director of the Vermont Agriculture Experiment Station. In this role, she will work closely with the CALS chairs and CALS facility director to oversee and manage the facilities that support the research activities of the Agriculture Experiment Station, including the UVM Greenhouse, the Proctor Maple Research Center, Miller Research Complex, and the Horticulture Research and Education Center. She will also continue her role as PI of the new ARS Food Systems Research Station (ARS), which will engage researchers both from ARS and throughout the university to study diversified food systems and the small farms that contribute to those systems.
In addition to her leadership, Jean is well-known for her scholarship and commitment as an educator. She is the holder of the Robert L. Bickford, Jr. Endowed Professorship and will continue with her current obesity research program, which helps people lose weight through healthy and sustainable lifestyle modifications.