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President Steven Harris

Steven Harris is an Assistant Instructional Professor in UF's Chemistry Department.  A native Oklahoman, Dr. Harris attended the only HBCU in Oklahoma, Langston University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.  He continued his education as a National Science Foundation Bridge to Doctorate Scholar at the University of Oklahoma, where he received his Master’s and Ph.D. in Biochemistry.  Dr. Harris then capped his education with a dual postdoctoral fellowship that included a research assistantship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a teaching assistantship at North Carolina A&T State University.  Aside from teaching, Dr. Harris is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion.  He serves as the co-chair of the Chemistry Department’s DEI committee where they have affected major changes in the department’s hiring, student recruitment, outreach, and professional development practices. 

Some of his goals for the ABFS include creating an open line of communication and stronger ties between the university officials and the Association.  He wants the ABFS to have a resounding voice that continues to make a positive impact on the Black Experience at UF. 

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