Lawrence G. Abele

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Dr. Larry Abele
Abele as an undergraduate
Lawrence Gordon Abele

(1946-03-01) March 1, 1946 (age 73)
ResidenceTallahassee, Florida
EducationFlorida State University
University of Miami
OccupationProvost Emeritus, Florida State University Director, institute for Academic Leadership
Spouse(s)Linda Foster

Lawrence Gordon Abele (born March 1, 1946) is an American academic in the Department of Biological Science and the former Provost at Florida State University. He is a Distinguished University Professor at FSU, and he was appointed to the Provost position in 1994.

Abele started his career at FSU in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1973. He continued on at FSU, serving as associate professor, professor, associate chairman for graduate studies, chairperson, dean and now provost.

On September 17, 2010, Abele announced that he would be stepping down as provost and vice president of academic affair's at the end of the Fall 2010 semester.[2]

He is now an active member of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.


  • A.A. Dade Junior College in 1966
  • B.S. Florida State University in 1968
  • M.S. Florida State University in 1970
  • Ph.D. University of Miami in 1972
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Research Institute in the Republic of Panama

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  1. ^ American men & women of science: a ... - Pamela M. Kalte - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-01-05 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "FSU Provost Abele stepping down". Tallahassee Democrat. Tallahassee Democrat. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-16.[dead link]