Staff Directory

Melissa Bowles-Terry

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

Doris Blackwell

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

Heidi Walker

Administrative Assistant II
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Mail Code: 1014
Phone: 702-895-5318

Mailing Address

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mail Stop: 1014
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154


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2022-2023 Faculty Center Fellows

UNLV's Faculty Center Fellows lend disciplinary expertise in scholarship, teaching, research and career planning to our professional development program. They serve as panelists, consultants, workshop leaders, mentors and coaches. Request a consultation with a Faculty Center Fellow.

Dana Cotham, J.D., CHE

Professor in Residence
Dana Cotham

William Doyle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Residence, English
Bill Doyle (Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville) is an assistant professor in residence in the Honors College. Previously, he taught rhetoric, writing, and first-year seminar courses — including honors sections — at The University of Tampa. Dr. Doyle’s teaching and research interests include nature writing, travel writing, and food studies. This work has led him to explore the swamps of…

Christine Draper, Ph.D.

Instructional Designer
Christine Draper
Christine Draper is an Instructional Designer in the Office of Online Education. Prior to joining UNLV Christine was an Associate Professor of Education at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA from 2007-2017 where she supervised field placements and taught courses in teacher education, literacy, children’s and young adult literature, literature and writing, integrated curriculum, and…

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…

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;…

Miriam Melton-Villanueva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Miriam Melton-Villanueva
Miriam Melton-Villanueva graduated with a Ph.D. from UCLA in 2012 and is currently a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA. Using Nahuatl-language (“Aztec”/ Mexica) documents, Dr. Melton-Villanueva’s research proves indigenous writing and notarial traditions continued into the 19th century, reaching even beyond the Independence period. Her book manuscript based on this research is called “…

Daniel Ogletree

Part-Time Instructor
Daniel Ogletree

Nadia Pomirleanu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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…

Denise Tillery, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Denise Tillery
Denise Tillery is an associate professor of rhetoric and writing. She has published sixteen articles and book chapters, an edited collection with Ed Nagelhout, and presented more than 20 papers at national conferences on topics including environmental communication, gender and rhetoric, and program design and administration. She serves on the editorial board for Technical Communication Quarterly…


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  • Faculty Senate
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  • Online Education
  • Office of the Vice President of Research and Economic Development


Tamara D. Herold

Associate Professor
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Office: GUA 5136
Mail Code: 5009
Phone: 702-895-5903

Joanna Kepka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence, Political Geography
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Office: RLL 144
Mail Code: 7003
Phone: 702-895-2348

Edwin Nagelhout

Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
Office: RLL 237
Mail Code: 5011
Phone: 702-895-5073

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

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