John Zomchick Named Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
I am pleased to announce that John Zomchick has been named vice provost for faculty affairs for the Knoxville campus. John is executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and will begin his new role July 1.
As vice provost for faculty affairs, John will oversee the faculty promotion and tenure process and the recruiting, retaining, and training initiatives for faculty.
John is a seasoned faculty member and a proven administrator who will help advance our goals of recruiting and retaining talented faculty. He joins us at a critical time, as we continue our journey toward becoming a Top 25 public research university.
John came to UT in 1985 as an assistant professor in the English department and rose to the rank of full professor in 2000. His other administrative roles included serving as head of the English department and college-level posts, including interim associate dean for academic programs and associate dean for academic personnel.
He has published one book and numerous scholarly articles, article reviews, and conference papers in his academic specialty of eighteenth-century English literature. He has served on the UT Knoxville Faculty Senate and chaired the search committees for the dean of the College of Architecture and Design and the head of the department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures.
John has a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Penn State. He has a master's degree and a doctorate in English literature from Columbia University.
I hope you will join me in congratulating John and welcoming him in his new post.
Posted: May 24, 2012