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

Mashable
February 20, 2019
In the year 2044, our cities might be energized by fusion power plants, our sleek cars may all run on electricity, and our doctors might regularly employ gene-editing to cure blindness.
Boulder City Review
July 25, 2018
“It was terrifying. It was very scary, very deep and very dark,” said Dr. David Conlin about his first dive to the B-29 Superfortress bomber that rests at the bottom of Lake Mead.
Boulder City Review
July 11, 2018
For 70 years, a B-29 Superfortress bomber has rested peacefully in 100-plus-feet-deep water in Lake Mead. With the exception of a few visits by research team members and qualified divers, the plane has remained unseen by the public.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 16, 2018
It all started with a conversation between siblings 10 years apart.

Articles Featuring Dan Bubb

McCarran International Airport
Campus NewsNovember 20, 2015
The Dec. 1 University Forum talk examines into the role that airports play politically, economically, and culturally in connecting America’s Western cities with the world.
Researchers look through photographs
ResearchOctober 15, 2015
The discoveries made in the Libraries' Special Collections challenge the way that people think of Las Vegas and its place in the American landscape. Here's a taste.
Business and CommunityOctober 28, 2014
We're celebrating the state's sesquicentennial with some fun facts and insightful observations from UNLV professors.
Business and CommunitySeptember 3, 2014
Here's how McCarran went from a dusty stop on the Transcontinental Airmail Route to a major international airport.