Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. James Paul Holloway is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico. After receiving the M.S. in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Illinois (1984), he completed a CAS in Mathematics at Cambridge University (1985) and a doctorate in Engineering Physics at the University of Virginia (1989). His professional pathway has balanced a commitment to research with a commitment to education, first at the University of Virginia and, for most of his career, at the University of Michigan where he was ultimately appointed Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (now Emeritus) and also served in administrative roles, including as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering and as the Vice Provost for Global Engagement & Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs.
Dr. Holloway's research focuses on computational and mathematical modeling with applications that span neutron and photon radiation transport theory, uncertainty quantification, nuclear reactor physics and control, nonlinear dynamics, inverse problems, and plasma kinetic theory. He has also taught appropriate technology development both in the US and abroad in both Ghana and Thailand. He has authored over fifty articles, over eighty refereed conference papers and summaries, a textbook, a biography, and a variety of publications on education and other matters. He has supervised over twenty dissertations. His induction into the Order of the Engineer in 2003 complements his other honor society inductions and both service and leadership in myriad professional societies. As Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs at UNM, he is focused on fostering the excellence of the educational and research environment of UNM, for the goal of positive impact on individuals and communities in New Mexico and across the globe.