Meet the Provost
John Wiebe serves as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a public university nationally recognized as a very high-research-activity (R1) and a community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation.
As interim provost, Dr. Wiebe is the University’s chief academic officer and collaborates with deans, faculty, staff and senior administration across the campus to continue developing and promoting 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 the planning and policy development for the university, and strategic campus initiatives such as the UTEP Edge, a student success initiative sought 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 an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Ohio Wesleyan University. A Professor of Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Wiebe has teaching and research interests in psychometrics and mental health, and he is the Principal Investigator for Empower Change: The Paso del Norte Center for Mental and Emotional Well-being.