Dean's Office

About the Dean

Kim Metcalf, Ph.D. joined the faculty at UNLV in 2013 after serving as Dean of the College of Education, Interim Vice Provost for Operations and Sponsored Research, and Director of Institutional Research at the University of West Georgia. Before this, he was a member of the faculty of the School of Education at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Metcalf began his career as a public school band and orchestra teacher after receiving his bachelor's degree in Music Education from Ball State University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University in Teacher Education and Educational Research and Evaluation.

Metcalf's research in teacher education and in education policy, particularly his research on school choice, has been recognized by the Association of Teacher Educators, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and the American Evaluation Association, among others. His publications include a co-authored textbook, The Act of Teaching, now in its sixth edition.

Previous leadership positions include service as director of the Indiana Center for Evaluation (Indiana University, 1997-2003) and as an associate superintendent for research and assessment (Monroe County Community Schools, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004-2006). He now serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Board of Directors.

Dean's Office

Kim K. Metcalf, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Education

Office: CEB 301A
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3607

Danica G. Hays, Ph.D.

Executive Associate Dean / Professor

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Office: CEB 301D
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3943

Tracy Spies, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic & Professional Programs / Associate Professor

Office: CEB 312A
Mail Code: 3014
Phone: 702-895-1849

Sean W. Mulvenon, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research & Sponsored Projects, Professor

Sean W. Mulvenon, Ph.D.
Office: CEB 399E
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-4647

Sheila Bray

Director of Strategic Engagement, Special Assistant to the Dean

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Office: CEB 312
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3607

Young Bok Kim

Director of Information Technology

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Office: CEB 314A
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3762

Shaina McNeely

Executive Assistant to the Dean

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Office: CEB 301
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3890

Kristina Mejia, M.S.

Administrative Assistant IV, College of Education

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Office: CEB 301
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3375

Mariela Preciado, MBA

Administrative Assistant IV, Research & Sponsored Projects

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Office: CEB 301
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3215

Mary Ritacca, M.Ed.

Business Manager

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Office: CEB 301C
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 53690