John Cicero


National University

Dr. John Cicero joined National University (NU) as Dean of Engineering & Computing in 2012 and served in that capacity until 2018, when he became the Vice Provost of Academic & Faculty Affairs. During his time as Vice Provost, he also served as the Interim Dean of the College of Professional studies. Then in 2022, he became the Interim Provost. Prior to NU and since 2000, Dr. Cicero served as a dean at three other institutions. He brings extensive experience in adult, international, and professional programs. Prior to serving as an administrator, Dr. Cicero taught engineering and computer science classes for 20 years. He has published over 20 technical articles and has one patent. In addition to teaching, Dr. Cicero consulted with several companies. At Systems & Electronics, Inc., he developed a GPS-based flight scoring system; he was a member of the Shock Trial Team for the Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt; and he developed black-box flight recorders for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. At BoatMaster, he was responsible for the complete software design of a small boat-handling simulator. At Tellabs and Rockwell International, he was involved in the design of PABX telephone switching systems. His most current research interests will include discovering the learning science behind how adult students learn.