Meet the Provost

Provost Terry MartinTerry Martin serves as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas. As Provost, Martin oversees the university's academic and budgetary affairs. The Provost collaborates with the Chancellor in setting overall academic priorities for the university and allocates funds to carry these priorities forward.

In addition, Martin is a professor of electrical engineering and has been with the university of Arkansas for nearly 40 years.   As an administrator he has served as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, senior vice provost for academic affairs, senior associate dean, associate dean, and interim dean for the College of Engineering and interim department head of biomedical engineering.

Prior to joining the University of Arkansas in 1983, he worked for Reynolds Metals Company, where he served as a project engineer, process control engineer and reduction supervisor at the Jones Mills Reduction Plant in Arkansas and as a research engineer at the Reduction Research Laboratory in Sheffield, Alabama. During this time, he worked on the design team that developed the first automated digital temperature controller for a ring-baking furnace for carbon anodes.

Martin holds a Ph.D. in engineering and master's and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas. He has conducted research in the fields of control systems, digital signal processing, intelligent control, and power electronics. He has received several awards for his academic performance and has also been inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers.

He has served in various leadership capacities with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic (IEEE) Region 5 and the Industrial Electronics Society. He is a life senior member of the IEEE and a life member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and has served as a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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