Office of the Vice President

Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson
Interim Vice President for Research, Innovation & Knowledge Enterprise
University of South Florida


Keith Anderson, MS, was appointed to serve as interim Vice President for Research, Innovation & Knowledge Enterprise in January 2021. Having served as a USF research administrator for more than 13 years, Mr. Anderson was previously the assistant vice president for Research & Innovation where he was responsible for overseeing all Sponsored Research and Research Integrity & Compliance services to the USF research community. Mr. Anderson is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), and the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 217 research institutions. Prior to joining USF, Mr. Anderson served as a grant and contract manager at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a grant financial specialist in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University. He holds a CRA certification from the Research Administrators Certification Council. Mr. Anderson holds a master’s degree from Florida State University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Central Florida.


Eddie Aikins - Executive Administrative Specialist
Lisa Giffen - Executive Administrative Specialist