Meet the Provost
John Wiebe, Ph.D. has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) since March of 2020. Prior to his appointment to that position, he served the institution for 22 years in other roles, including administrative positions as Interim Provost, Vice Provost, Associate Provost, and President of the Faculty Senate.
As Provost, Dr. Wiebe is the University’s chief academic officer and collaborates with deans, faculty, staff and senior administration across the campus to develop and promote UTEP's nationally recognized model for enhancing the excellence of its academic and research programs, while successfully offering access and affordability to a predominantly first-generation and historically underserved student population. He is responsible for the oversight and administration of all academic degree programs. As a member of the President’s cabinet, Dr. Wiebe plays a key role in planning and policy development for the university, and strategic campus initiatives such as the UTEP Edge, a student success initiative that seeks to integrate high-impact practices with the goal of preparing students for leadership and success, both on campus and beyond.
Dr. Wiebe received his Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from the University of Iowa and completed a clinical psychology doctoral internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. He also holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, summa cum laude, from Ohio Wesleyan University. A professor of psychology and licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Wiebe has a history of teaching and funded research in psychometrics, behavioral medicine, and mental health.