Staff Directory

Melissa Bowles-Terry


Melissa Bowles-Terry
Office: BEH 235B
Mail Code: 1014
Phone: 702-895-2121

Doris Blackwell

Program Officer I

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Office: BEH 240C
Mail Code: 1014
Phone: 702-895-5167


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Donna Costa, DHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Program Director and Associate Professor; Occupational Therapy Program

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Donna Costa has been an occupational therapist for 47 years with expertise in the practice areas of mental health and academic education. She is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Donna has authored three books on fieldwork education – The Essential Guide to Fieldwork Education (2004, 2015) and Clinical Supervision in Occupational Therapy (2007) and has served as an...

Dana Cotham, J.D., CHE

Professor in Residence

Dana Cotham

Joe Ervin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Residence

Joe Ervin
Dr. Joe Ervin is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Academic Success Center (ASC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Dr. Joe specializes in helping students navigate their way through college and think about their future. His approach to teaching and education is grounded in his love for philosophy. In particular, Dr. Joe is interested in the philosophy of the first- and...

Ruben Garcia

Professor of Law

Ruben Garcia
Ruben J. Garcia is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Workplace Law Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. From 2017 to 2019 he served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. Prior to joining the UNLV faculty in 2011, he was Professor of Law and Director of the Labor and Employment Law Program at...

Han-fen Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator for IS Programs

Han-Fen Hu
Dr. Han-fen Hu is an Associate Professor of MIS in the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Hu receives her Ph.D. at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. Her research interests include electronic commerce, online consumer behavior, and organizational technology strategy. She has papers published in MIS Quarterly;...

Heather Lusty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence, English

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Dr. Lusty has been teaching for the English Department and the Honors College at UNLV since 2000. She specializes in twentieth-century literature, modernism, and post-colonialism, but teaches a variety of writing and literature courses, including seminars on the history of social media, mythology, ancient literature, and science in world literature. She is also an avid reader of ancient Greek and...

Nathan Slife, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence

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Dr. Nathan Slife coordinates the First and Second-Year Seminar Program in the College of Education. He obtained his B.A. in Social Science Studies from UNLV, M.A. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park, and Ph.D. in Higher Education from UNLV. Dr. Slife is passionate about teaching UNLV students and supporting the ongoing development of Graduate Assistant, Part...

Tina Vo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Tina Vo, Ph.D.
Tina Vo earned a PhD from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln focused on science education and technology. Dr. Vo specializes in supporting elementary (K-8) teachers and students to engage in science practices (e.g., asking questions, using models, thinking computationally). As a former middle school teacher, she believes in developing collaborative spaces for teachers and preservice teachers to...

A. B. Wilkinson

Associate Professor

A. B. Wilkinson
A.B. (Aaron) Wilkinson is an associate professor of history at UNLV. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, completed the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago, and earned his PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses on Colonial North America, the U.S. Revolutionary Era, and early U.S. History. He also has research...


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Karen Grove, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence

Karen Grove
Office: CEB 342
Mail Code: 3005
Phone: 702-895-5358

Tamara D. Herold

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

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Office: GUA 5136
Mail Code: 5009
Phone: 702-895-5903
Fax: 702-895-0252

Edwin Nagelhout

Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator

Office: RLL 237
Mail Code: 5011
Phone: 702-895-5073
Fax: 702-895-4801

Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jennifer Pharr
Office: GTW 324
Mail Code: 3063
Phone: 702-895-2006

William (Bill) Robinson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
William (Bill) Robinson
Office: BEH 500
Mail Code: 6005
Phone: 702-895-3769
Fax: 702-895-1354

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  • Laurel Pritchard, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Judy Skelton (Nursing), Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement, School of Dental Medicine
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