Faculty and Staff - March 28, 2023

As a reminder, our second provost finalist is on campus today. Also, please note below that the locations have changed for the public presentation and the meet and greet session. Today’s finalist is:

John (Matt) Matthews, vice provost of faculty affairs & academic policy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Matt Matthews serves as vice provost for faculty affairs and academic policy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He manages academic policy for the university, colleges and departments, and leads on faculty success initiatives like appointment, promotion, tenure, annual evaluation, and development opportunities like professorships and sabbaticals. Prior to July 2021 he also managed curriculum review and new program development. Matthews has led key institutional efforts such as the new campus master plan, the university’s successful COVID-19 response and the information technology advisory committee. Prior to vice provost, Matthews served two years as an associate dean for the UTC College of Arts and Sciences and more than two years as interim head of the Department of Mathematics. By training he is an applied mathematician studying systems of differential equations arising from problems in engineering and physics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, all from North Carolina State University. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at Duke University ahead of joining UTC in 2004 as an assistant professor.

Please plan to attend the 3:30-4:30 p.m. public presentation in Whitton Auditorium located in Carroll Hall. A meet and greet session will follow from 4:30-5:15 p.m. in the Macfeat House. 

Check the website to review the candidate’s qualifications. 

I hope you will provide your feedback.


Edward A. Serna