Dan Bubb

Associate Professor in Residence, UNLV Honors College
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Expertise: Commercial Aviation, Airport History, World History, U.S. History, American Western History

Biography

Daniel "Dan" Bubb  — a former airline pilot — is an expert on commercial aviation and airport history in the American West. His other research areas include United States, American Western, and world history.

An associate professor in residence with the UNLV Honors College, Bubb also serves as the college's coordinator of academic affairs.

In 2012, he published his first book, Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City (University of Nevada Press). Currently, Bubb is researching and writing a second book that examines the role airlines and airports play in connecting Western American cities with the world.

Bubb serves as the deputy director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.

Education

  • Ph.D., History, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • M.A., History, UNLV

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Dan Bubb In The News

Real Clear History
May 20, 2022
Commercial air travel has come a long way since the “Golden Age of Travel” — an era marked by glamour, gourmet food and dapper passengers.  
Newsy
March 11, 2022
The airline industry is trying to grapple with the airspace over the world's most sprawling country being off-limits.
Yahoo!
March 10, 2022
UNLV professor and travel expert Dan Bubb says the price of our gas has a lot to do with our location.
K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
March 8, 2022
Air-raid siren warnings and warplanes over Ukraine can't be heard in the United States, but the effects of emptied skies over Russia and Eastern Europe will be felt by consumers on U.S. soil thousands of miles from the war zones.

Articles Featuring Dan Bubb

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

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Campus News | December 10, 2020

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