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Alan F. J. Artibise

Alan F. J. Artibise

Alan F. J. Artibise
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
The University of Texas at Brownsville


Ph.D. in urban history from the University of British Columbia
BA in history and political science from the University of Manitoba

Joined UTB:



The Provost reports to the President of the university and is responsible for the administration of UTB. The provost works with university vice presidents to develop, implement and coordinate the activities of each division of the university, ensuring efficient and focused effort toward the institution's strategic goals.

Previous experience:

Dr. Artibise previously has served as executive dean, dean of social sciences, and executive director of the Institute for Social Science Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. In previous positions, he has been a professor and administrator at several other North American universities, including the University of New Orleans, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the Universities of British Columbia, Winnipeg, Victoria and Manitoba.

Artibise has broad and extensive experience in the humanities and social sciences, and in the planning and public administration professions. Trained as a political scientist and urban historian, Artibise has chaired a multidisciplinary social and behavioral sciences department, taught in a traditional history department, worked as a professional historian at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (in Ottawa), and served as executive director of a variety of research and public policy centers and institutes.

Extended biography

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