Dec. 1, 2022

Steven Nelson has been appointed chair of the college's Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education Department. He will assume the post on January 1, 2023. Dr. Nelson is an associate professor in the Educational Policy and Leadership program, with a Ph.D. in education policy studies from Penn State as well as a J.D. from the University of Iowa. Prior to his arrival at UNLV in fall 2022, he served at the University of Memphis as a graduate program coordinator; a Faculty Senate executive committee member and a member of several other Faculty Senate committees; and the chair of student conduct appeals, accreditation, and Title IX committees.

Special thanks to Alice Corkill, who served as chair since July 1, 2020, for her leadership. In addition to facilitating her unit's high levels of productivity in grants and scholarship and bolstering the number of faculty across all program areas, she has facilitated the successful implementation of several programs/initiatives.