Meet the Provost and Vice-President Academic


Dr. John Corlett 

Dr. John Corlett, who began a five year term as Provost and Vice-President Academic on March 1, 2013, is also a member of the MacEwan faculty in Physical Education. He is a graduate of Brock University's Biological Sciences program (1973) and a four-year member of the men’s basketball team during his student days. He went on to complete his Master's (1977) and Doctorate (1980) in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. 

Before coming to MacEwan, he held academic appointments at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (1980 -82), the University of Botswana (1982-86), the University of Windsor (1986-2002), Brock University (2002-2010), and the University of Winnipeg (2010-2013). At the University of Windsor, in addition to his faculty appointment in Human Kinetics, he held senior administrative appointments as Associate Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Human Sciences and as Registrar and Dean of Student and Academic Services. At Brock, he was Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Professor of Physical Education and Kinesiology. And, at Winnipeg, he was Vice-President Academic and Provost and Professor of Kinesiology and Applied Health.

Dr. Corlett has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in areas as diverse as exercise physiology, movement control, sport psychology, sport philosophy, sport management and international educational development. His current interests explore the philosophical underpinnings of health and education professions and the role of physical education in the prevention of violence in Latin America where he has worked regularly since 2005 with colleagues in Canada and in Central America. He has continued to teach throughout his administrative career and will do so while Provost at MacEwan.