Senior Vice President and Provost
Jonathan Wickert serves as Senior Vice President and Provost at Iowa State University, working with faculty, staff, and shared governance units to advance Iowa State as an innovative and student-centric leading research university.
Dr. Wickert leads the Division of Academic Affairs, which includes the university’s seven academic colleges, the Graduate College, the University Library, the research and extension enterprises, enrollment management, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames National Laboratory.
As a professor of mechanical engineering, he has served as a consultant to the computer, automotive, aerospace, and materials industries. Dr. Wickert is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and National Academy of Inventors, and author of the textbook An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, which has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, and Turkish.
Dr. Wickert previously served as department chair and dean at Iowa State University, and was a member of the engineering faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.