Robert A. Lue

Robert A. Lue

Faculty Director, HarvardX
Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Director of Life Sciences Education
Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Robert A. Lue

Robert A. Lue, is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and 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. 

Rob 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 and serves 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. 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, Harvard’s university-wide initiative that includes the edX partnership in online education with MIT, Rob helps to shape the university’s engagement in online learning in a way that reinforces its commitment to teaching excellence and works to expand its reach and impact globally.

Contact Information

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Biological Lab 1081
16 Divinity Ave
Cambridge MA 02138
p: +1 617 495 9924