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Brent Hathaway

Dean, Lee Business School

Ted and Doris Lee Professor of Business

Expertise: Leadership, Corporate governance, Business ethics


Brent Hathaway became dean and Ted and Doris Lee Professor of Business in the Lee Business School on Oct. 1, 2013. He joined UNLV from the University of Wyoming College of Business, where he served as dean for nine years and previously served as interim dean and chair of the management and marketing department.

He co-founded the Wyoming Business Leadership Institute, created an online executive MBA program and college-based career center, and enhanced graduate programs with an emphasis on energy and sustainability. He also raised more than $50 million for facility improvements.

In addition to academic leadership, Hathaway has extensive experience in the business sector. He served in several executive positions including vice president of marketing and sales for aerospace services at Honeywell International and director of marketing for agricultural equipment at Case Corp.

He has published and presented widely about entrepreneurship, leadership, business sustainability, ethics and the economy.


  • B.S., Agricultural Economics, Utah State University
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Illinois

Brent Hathaway In The News

Oct 20, 2017

The dean of UNLV’s Lee Business School is hoping a $4 million pledge will make the school’s Center for Entrepreneurship competitive regionally and nationally.

Sep 9, 2015

The business school of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas this year boasts a higher ranking among the nation's top undergraduate business programs, according to 2016 college ratings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

Articles Featuring Brent Hathaway

Lee Business School in Frank and Estella Beam Hall
Oct 20, 2017
Business and Community

Center to be Renamed Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Nov 6, 2014
Business and Community
Two business plan workshops will help entrants prepare to compete in contest for more than $80,000 in cash and prizes.

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