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

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Brent Hathaway In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 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.
Las Vegas Review Journal
September 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
Business and CommunityOctober 20, 2017
Center to be Renamed Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Business and CommunityNovember 6, 2014
Two business plan workshops will help entrants prepare to compete in contest for more than $80,000 in cash and prizes.
Campus NewsApril 29, 2014
Edward Coulson, professor of real estate studies at Penn State University and noted expert in urban and housing economics, will join UNLV Aug. 1.
Campus NewsApril 9, 2014
Creators of Skyworks Aerial Systems plan to use prize money to research and develop new drone models.