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Meet the Provost

John Zomchick


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John Zomchick has served as interim provost and senior vice chancellor since August 2016. Prior to that, he was vice provost for faculty affairs for more than four years.

Before joining the Office of the Provost’s staff, he served as executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

A professor of English, Zomchick came to UT in 1985. He is a scholar of eighteenth-century English literature.

During his time at UT, Zomchick has held a number of administrative appointments, including associate dean for academic personnel and interim associate dean for academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and head of the Department of English.

Zomchick has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s and doctorate in English literature from Columbia University.

He is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, the UT National Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Student Advising, and the Lorayne W. Lester Award in recognition of contributions to the College of Arts and Sciences. He served a three-year term on the executive committee of the Association of Departments of English.

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