Dan Harvey is the Assistant Dean of the Graduate College and Director of Operations for the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Vermont. As Assistant Dean, Harvey is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College, and as Director of Operations he is responsible for the oversight of and coordination of the research enterprise of the University, as well as representing the university in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the region. In that realm, Dan is the president of the board of directors of Generator, Burlington’s not-for-profit maker space, and a board member of BTV Ignite, an NSF-funded project designed to identify and fill the gaps in the regional tech economy.
Prior to this position, Harvey was the Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at UVM from 2005-2010.
A graduate of the UVM Class of '84, Harvey used his Mass Communication degree and production experience to land a production technician position at Vermont PBS, Vermont's public television network, in 1985. He was promoted to studio director in 1987, production manager in 1991, vice president for production in 1995, and general manager from 1999-2005. He helped oversee Vermont PBS’ transition to digital broadcasting and in his tenure at the station, the production staff individually and collectively won dozens of regional and national awards for television production. Harvey received a 2004 New England–region Emmy award for his work on the landmark local comedy series "Windy Acres."