Dr. Jeffrey B. Goldberg serves as the Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. He is the chief academic officer of the University and oversees all academic programs and units exclusive of the health sciences. He is responsible for all affairs related to the academic mission of the University, including the faculty, academic programs, and related budgeting. As a member of the President’s senior leadership team, his role includes coordination of the strategic plan for the institution, and ensuring that the University demonstrates excellence as it pursues its missions of delivering an engaging education, innovating in research and creative discovery, and partnering for community impact, as well as its land grant obligations to the State of Arizona.
As Interim Provost, Dr. Goldberg is leading a set of important initiatives, including implementation of the strategic plan for the University of Arizona. He is also leading a campus-wide process to refine an internal budget model for the University based on performance activities and incentives, known as Responsibility Centered Management.
Dr. Goldberg has been on faculty at UA since 1985, most recently serving as dean of the College of Engineering from 2010 until his appointment as Acting Provost in 2018, and associate dean of academic affairs prior to that.
Jeff received his undergraduate education at Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan. He holds a tenured appointment as professor in the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, where his research focused on applying operations research models to system design problems—and he brings this systems view to bear (down) on the operational excellence of this tremendous land grant university.