Dr. Jim Wohlpart is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Northern Iowa. As Provost he is responsible for the academic and organizational functioning of the campus and the advancement of high quality teaching and learning, scholarship, and service. He provides oversight for academic programs and leadership for faculty recruitment, development, and retention.
Before joining UNI, he spent the previous twenty-one years assisting with the opening and establishment of Florida Gulf Coast University, a new public university in the state of Florida with an emphasis on service learning, sustainability, and innovative undergraduate education. He last served as the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at FGCU, focusing on enrollment management, retention and persistence, and graduation and workforce placement.
Dr. Wohlpart earned his BA and PhD in English from the University of Tennessee, his MA in English from Colorado State University. He has won awards in course redesign, teaching, and leadership.