2015-16 Academic Senate Chair
Daniel Hare is a Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Hare obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Stanford and his PhD degree in Ecology and Evolution from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After a short period at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, he joined UC Riverside in 1984. His research focuses upon the ecological interactions between plants, the herbivores that feed upon plants, and the natural enemies that attack the plant's herbivores. He is particularly interested in the evolution of toxic chemicals produced by plants and adaptations of herbivores to those toxins. His research employs techniques of genetics, ecology, chemical analysis, and behavior, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. His recent research has appeared in such journals as Ecology Letters, Ecology, Evolution, and the New Phytologist. He has been invited to speak numerous national and international conferences, including the Gordon Conference on Plant Herbivore Interactions. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008.
Professor Hare teaches lower division, upper division, and graduate classes in evolution and ecology and plant-herbivore interactions. He has been the graduate director of both the Graduate Program in Entomology and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology while at UC Riverside.
Professor Hare's prior Senate service includes the Riverside Divisional Committees on Charges, Planning and Budget, and Privilege and Tenure, chairing the latter in 2007-08. In 2009, he was appointed Chair of the Riverside Divisional committee for Faculty Welfare and Divisional Representative to the Systemwide University Committee on Faculty Welfare (UCFW). He continued to serve on UCFW as a divisional representative, vice-chair (2011-12) and chair (2012-2014), while also serving on the Academic Council from 2012-2014. Professor Hare was awarded the Riverside Division'’'s Distinguished Campus Service Award in 2012.