The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs is designed to support the Dean’s office by providing resources for faculty. Responsibilities and functions of the Office of Faculty Affairs include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing and monitoring mechanisms for faculty advancement
  • Developing and providing professional leadership programs
  • Leading initiatives related to faculty governance
  • Shepherding faculty through faculty processes such as promotion and tenure, sabbatical requests, new appointments, and leave
  • Assisting faculty with the interpretation of the School of Medicine policies and processes, per the School of Medicine bylaws, handbook, and other governance documents
  • Providing counseling, mediation, and conflict resolution/management skills
  • Contributing to the school’s strategic plan
  • Community faculty appointments

Our Office also builds relationships with other units on campus, including the Provost’s Office, UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Compliance, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and others.

Professional Development

Programs organized through the Kerkorian School of Medicine Faculty Affairs Office include:

Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure

The Office of Faculty Affairs also coordinates the following:

  • Faculty Appointment
    • Definitions and Categories
    • Policy
    • Process
  • Kerkorian School of Medicine Title Tree
  • Initial Appointment Processes
  • Renewal of Appointment Processes
  • Promotion and Tenure
    • Guidelines
    • Process
  • Remediation Policies and Process
  • Non-Renewal Policies and Processes
  • Dismissal Policies and Process
  • Sabbatical


The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs has a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Providing assistance for preparing and processing all faculty actions, including new appointments, promotions, tenure awards, and sabbatical requests
  • Interpreting University and Kerkorian School of Medicine rules to faculty members, department chairs, and administrators
  • Leading several faculty development programs for both academic and community faculty
  • Coordinating several resource building programs addressing faculty professionalism, diversity, conflicts-of-interest, and other topics

Community Faculty

Building a strong partnership with the community is one of the main objectives of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. This commitment is reflected throughout the many initiatives the school is involved in, including the community faculty program.

If you are interested in becoming a community faculty member, please visit the community faculty webpage for more information.

Contact The Team

Mark Guadagnoli, PhD

Senior Associate Dean
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-823-3777

Kristin Steffen, MSM, MPH, CPH, SHRM-CP

Senior Director of Faculty Affairs
Mail Code: 7407
Phone: 702-823-3773

David Sakala, MBA, MUPP

Continuing Medical Education Director
Office: SOM-03 Suite 550
Phone: 702-823-3776

Hannah Dey, MEd

Continuing Medical Education Manager
Phone: 702-823-3774

Nicholas Mastroluca

Video Production Specialist
Phone: 702-823-3772

Jenny Shin, MEd

Professional Development Manager
Phone: 702-823-3774

Angelina Sioco, BS, OHCC, CPhT

Community Faculty Manager
Mail Code: 7407
Phone: 702-823-3778

Marcia Gershin

Administrative Assistant IV
Phone: 702-823-3779