John W. Nicklow, Ph.D.

Dr. John Nicklow, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs

Dr. John Nicklow, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is the Chief Academic Officer for the University of New Orleans. The Provost, through the Office of Academic Affairs, is responsible for managing academic programs and support units and the policies and practices that affect the academic success of students at the University. The Provost reports to the President and collaborates with him in setting and supporting overall academic programs and priorities for the University. He serves our campus community by overseeing undergraduate and graduate education, recruitment and retention of students, faculty affairs, including promotion and tenure, outreach to the community, information technology, and institutional effectiveness and assessment. The individual colleges and departments that report to the Provost work collectively to support and ensure our students' success.

Dr. Nicklow earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and a Ph.D., in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University. He began his career as an Environmental Engineering Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and was responsible for design and construction of water supply and waste disposal facilities for American Indian communities.

He previously held the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University, as well as earlier appointments as Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, Associate Dean of Engineering, and Professor of Civil Engineering at that institution. Dr. Nicklow has been widely recognized at the university level, by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and by industry for his teaching and research. His research interests are focused on STEM education and on environmental and water resources systems optimization. He has published over 75 articles and is the author of four books.

He is a registered professional engineer, a certified professional hydrologist, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.

Dr. Nicklow is passionate about student success and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for UNO students.

He is a native of Berlin, Pennsylvania.