Robert Lue is the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning where he is responsible for fostering innovative teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and elevating its profile on campus. Additionally, Rob is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He earned his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard and has taught undergraduate courses since 1988, garnering recognition as one of Harvard’s foremost leaders in undergraduate education. Rob has a longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. As the faculty director of the Harvard-Allston Education Portal, Rob oversees the integration of undergraduate education with community outreach on Harvard’s Allston campus, and in 2012, Rob’s extensive work on using technology to enhance learning took a new direction when he became the faculty director of HarvardX. At HarvardX, the Harvard component of the edX partnership in online education with MIT, Rob helps to shape Harvard’s engagement in online learning in a way that reinforces the university’s commitment to teaching excellence and works to expand Harvard’s reach and impact globally. For a decade, he served as the director of Life Sciences Education at Harvard, where he led a complete redesign of the introductory curriculum that created some of the largest and most popular science courses on campus.
Rob's Bok Center Office is located in Biolabs Room 1057A at 16 Divinity Avenue.