Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today that John Zomchick, vice provost for faculty affairs, will serve as interim provost and senior vice chancellor beginning August 1, when Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Susan Martin will return to the classics faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Zomchick has been serving as vice provost for more than four years. Prior to joining the provost’s staff, he was executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. He came to UT in 1985 as an assistant professor of English and earned the rank of professor in 2000. He has held a number of administrative appointments including associate dean for academic personnel, interim associate dean for academic programs, and department head.
He is an award-winning teacher and a gifted scholar of eighteenth-century English literature. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s and a doctorate in English literature from Columbia University.