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Larry Dennis, Ph.D.


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Lawrence C. Dennis is currently serving as dean of the FSU College of Communication & Information. He earned his BS in Physics at the University of Michigan in 1974 and his PhD in Nuclear Physics at the University of Virginia in 1979. Previously, he was Dean of the FSU College of Information (2004-2009), Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the Office for Distributed and Distance Learning (ODDL) at FSU (2002-2004).   In addition he has served as acting Director of the FSU Supercomputer Computations Research Institute. He has taught physics at FSU since 1979 and has won a University Teaching Award and two State of Florida Teaching Incentive Program Awards. In his role as Director of ODDL, he has gained extensive experience developing online degree programs and applying technology to instruction. He served on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern University Research Association, as Chairman for the CLAS Collaboration Coordinating Committee and as a member of the EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning.


  • BS, 1974; University of Michigan, Physics
  • PhD 1979, University of Virginia, Nuclear Physics

Teaching Interests

Information Architecture and Project Management