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Senior Vice President and Provost
Office and Mailing Address: 1550 Beardshear
Jonathan Wickert serves as Senior Vice President and Provost at Iowa State University, overseeing all of the university’s academic programs. With its first degree conferred in 1872, Iowa State today strives to be a model for excellence and commitment to the land grant missions of education, research, and extension.
As Senior Vice President and Provost, Dr. Wickert has responsibility for planning, budgeting, diversity programs, information technology initiatives, and the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students. Reporting to the President, the Senior Vice President and Provost works with a team of academic deans; associate provosts; vice presidents; senior administration; senior staff; and faculty, staff, and student governance bodies to formulate and implement policy in furtherance of Iowa State’s strategic goals. Dr. Wickert emphasizes student access and success, educational opportunities that prepare students to make a difference in the world, and public-private partnerships in research and economic development across the university’s value stream.
Dr. Wickert is a Professor of mechanical engineering with research and teaching interests in the areas of vibration and noise control. He is the author of over one hundred technical papers, holds two US patents, and has served as a consultant to the computer, automotive, aerospace, and materials industries. Dr. Wickert is the author of the textbook An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, which has been translated into the Korean, Chinese, and Portuguese languages.
Dr. Wickert serves on advisory councils and boards for non-profit organizations in Iowa, and he is active nationally in higher education organizations. He earned B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK; and was a visiting professor at the Helsinki University of Technology. He previously served as department chair and dean at Iowa State University, and he was a member of the engineering faculty at Carnegie Mellon University for 17 years.