Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is responsible for bringing the mission of Mount Mercy University to life through a well-rounded curriculum rich in sought-after majors, programs, and learning experiences.

Dr. Timothy LaurentDr. Timothy Laurent
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
214 Warde Hall
319-363-1323 x7530


Dr. Timothy Laurent began as provost and vice president for academic affairs in June 2018. He leads Mount Mercy University’s faculty and academic units, including undergraduate and graduate programs, the registrar’s office, library services, institutional research, and the Academic Center for Excellence.

A career-long athletic training educator, Dr. Laurent served as a tenured faculty member and department chair at Lynchburg College and on the athletic training education faculty at Ball State University, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, and Winona State University (Minnesota). In addition, he owned his own health and fitness firm from 2001 to 2007.

As a researcher and scholar, Dr. Laurent authored over 100 publications, presentations, and grant proposals, and served on more than 50 committees and task forces. He also mentored numerous students as they presented their research in local, state, and regional forums.

After receiving his bachelor’s in athletic training/health education from Indiana University in 1987, Dr. Laurent earned his master’s in athletic training from the University of Arizona in 1989, and a doctorate in education administration from Ball State University (Indiana) in 2000.