June 12, 2018
Brian Niehoff to serve as acting provost
Brian Niehoff, associate provost, will serve as acting provost between the departure of current Provost April Mason on June 30 and the arrival of the new provost, Charles Taber, in mid-August.
Niehoff's assignment was announced by Richard Myers, university president. Niehoff has been a member of the provost's staff since 2009.
"Brian's deep knowledge of the provost's office and his work with accreditation make him the ideal person to temporarily handle the duties of the provost," Myers said. "We're appreciative of his willingness to serve the university in this position."
As associate provost, Niehoff leads the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Among his many responsibilities is university accreditation, which he coordinated in 2012 with the Higher Learning Commission. He is in charge of assessment and institutional program review and institutional research and reports, supervising both the Office of Assessment and the Office of Planning and Analysis. Niehoff also supervises the Teaching and Learning Center and oversees programs that help develop and mentor faculty and administrators and that recognize and reward outstanding faculty, including coordinating the selection of university distinguished professors.
Joining the university as an assistant professor of management in 1988 and promoted to full professor in 2002, Niehoff has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, organizational training and development, entrepreneurship and international management. His research focuses on leadership, workplace justice, organizational citizenship behaviors, mentoring, and the effect of immigration on HR practices, and he has authored dozens of research articles and book chapters.
Niehoff earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from St. Joseph's College in Indiana and then spent more than six years as a computer programmer for various companies. He then returned to school, earning his MBA and doctorate in organizational behavior from Indiana University.