Staff Directory

Melissa Bowles-Terry

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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

Olivia Shepard

Administrative Assistant II
Office: BEH 235
Mail Code: 1014
Phone: 702-895-5318

Mailing Address

UNLV Faculty Center
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
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Bill Doyle (Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville) is an associate professor in residence in the Honors College. He teaches first year seminar courses (HON 105), second year seminar courses (HON 110), writing composition (HON 100), and HON 400-level seminars on travel writing, nature writing, children’s literature, and contemporary food studies. Dr. Doyle’s teaching and research interests…

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.

Associate Professor in Residence
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Dr. Joe Ervin is an Associate 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
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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, a Founding Senior Ford Foundation Fellow and recipient of the 2021 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Yearlong Research Fellowship, received her PhD from UCLA in 2012. As Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, her research program explores the cultural strategies and status of women and men in Mexico’s…

Daniel Ogletree

Part-Time Instructor
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Nadia Pomirleanu, Ph.D.

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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
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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
  • Graduate College
  • University Libraries
  • Office of Diversity Initiatives
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • 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

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

Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D.

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

William (Bill) Robinson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Office: BEH 500
Mail Code: 6005
Phone: 702-895-3769

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