Marta Meana

UNLV President
Dean, UNLV Honors College
Professor, Department of Psychology
Expertise: Women's Health & Human Sexuality, Higher Education Leadership

Biography

Marta Meana is a licensed clinical psychologist whose groundbreaking research has reshaped clinical approaches to the field of women's health and human sexuality. She has published two books and close to 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her expertise has been sought by media nationwide, including the New York Times and The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

Meana is also a respected administrator, teacher, advisor, and mentor. A professor of psychology at UNLV since 1997, Meana was named dean of UNLV’s Honors College in 2012 and previously served as senior advisor to the university president. She was appointed acting president of UNLV, effective July 1, 2018.

Meana has earned multiple university, state and national awards during her career, including the Masters and Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award for work in her field. 

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (Women’s Health), University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, McGill University
  • M.A. in English Literature, McGill University
  • B.A. in English Literature and Psychology, McGill University

Marta Meana In The News

Casino.buzz
May 13, 2019
The new evolving technologies have immense potentials and can significantly contribute to the casino and gaming sector. To advance innovation and research, casino and gambling giant Caesars Entertainment has partnered with the University of Las Vegas to develop a casino innovation hub on the university’s southwest campus.
Gaming Post
May 10, 2019
Some would say that it’s been coming for quite some time: casinos catching up with the times in terms of new technological advances. And it now seems as if casino giant Caesars Entertainment has answered to the call.
Associated Press
May 6, 2019
A Las Vegas casino company and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, say they’re partnering to create a teaching and practice space featuring a mock casino, hotel rooms, sports betting area and esports arena.
Gaming Today
May 1, 2019
UNLV and Caesars Entertainment have partnered to create a gaming and hospitality technology innovation space in southwest Las Vegas.

Articles Featuring Marta Meana

Campus NewsJune 26, 2019
A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV student in cap and gown waves to crowd during commencement
Campus NewsMay 20, 2019
More than 3,000 newly minted UNLV Grads cross the Thomas & Mack Center stage during Spring 2019 Commencement.
Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, moderates a discussion at the Bellagio in Las Vegas between former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and former Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Business and CommunityApril 25, 2019
Inaugural symposium highlights need for collaboration across academia, business, and government to secure a prosperous American workforce.
UNLV graduate in cap and gown in crowd
Campus NewsDecember 31, 2018
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made the news in 2018.