Four finalists have been named for the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They are:
- Johannes Britz
- T. Taylor Eighmy
- Harold Jones
- Deirdre Mageean
Each candidate’s curriculum vitae and the itineraries for their visits can be found online at
Information about the search process also can be found at that website, including the search and screen committee roster and position announcement.
Finalists will visit UWM over the next two weeks, with the first scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27 and 28. Each visit will include a presentation and open forum for faculty, staff, students and community members.
Johannes Britz is Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His Doctor of Divinity degree in Christian Philosophy and Ethics, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Information Science are from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His campus visit will be on March 1 and 2, with a forum at 1 p.m. on March 1 in the Union Ballroom West.
T. Taylor Eighmy is Senior Vice President for Research and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. His Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Civil Engineering is from the University of New Hampshire. His campus visit will be on Feb. 27 and 28, with a forum at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Union Fireside Lounge.
Harold Jones is Dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biochemistry is from Duke University, Durham, NC. His campus visit will be on March 5 and 6, with a forum at 1 p.m. on March 5 in the Union Ballroom West.
Deirdre Mageean is Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies and Professor of Geography at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geography is from The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Her campus visit will be on Feb. 29 and March 1, with a forum at 1 p.m. on Feb. 29 in the Union Ballroom West.
The finalists were selected by Chancellor Michael Lovell from a list recommended by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Search and Screen Committee chaired by Professor Marcia Parsons.
“The committee forwarded to me excellent provost candidates,” said Chancellor Lovell. “I greatly appreciate their commitment to the future of our university through their service on this important committee. I encourage the campus community to participate in the process for this very important search and share feedback with me following the forums.”