Joe Glover has been UF Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs since July 2008. Dr. Glover arrived at UF in 1982 as an assistant professor in mathematics. He chaired the Mathematics Department (1993-1998) and served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1998-2001). Dr. Glover also served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (2001-2006), as Interim Provost, and as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Glover chaired the Task Force on the Future of the University of Florida and co-authored the university’s strategic plan in 2002. He represented UF on the New World School of the Arts Executive Board (2001-2008), chaired the Florida Virtual Campus Executive Board (2012-2014), and serves on the Executive Committee of the APLU Council on Academic Affairs (2010-2021). He currently oversees the university’s transformative initiative in artificial intelligence and data science.
Dr. Glover received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Rochester before joining the University of Florida faculty. He held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at UCSD and an NSF-CNRS fellowship at the Universite de Grenoble II. His research in probability theory, stochastic processes, and potential theory has been supported by the NSF, the AFOSR, and the NSA. He served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Theoretical Probability (1996-2007) and, since 2001, Dr. Glover has provided orientation and training to new department chairs in the State University System through the Institute for Academic Leadership.