Marta Meana

Acting 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

KNPR News
January 17, 2019
After the abrupt resignation of Len Jessup as UNLV’s president last year, regents appointed Marta Meana, a psychology professor and administrator, as the acting president.
KSNV-TV: News 3
January 9, 2019
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has been included among a list of elite-level universities, according to the Carnegie Classification.
Los Angeles Times
December 24, 2018
Marta Meana was sitting down at her desk in her office at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on a recent morning when she opened an email she hadn't been expecting.
The Nevada Independent
December 19, 2018
UNLV has accomplished one of its major goals — a classification as a “Tier 1” university — seven years ahead of schedule.

Articles Featuring Marta Meana

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.
decorated grad cap
Campus NewsDecember 12, 2018
More than 2,000 students from 33 states and 49 countries eligible to participate in 4 p.m. ceremony at Thomas & Mack Center.
woman at podium speaking
Campus NewsSeptember 14, 2018
In her first address to the UNLV campus, Meana stressed the importance of connectivity between research, community, and student success, and the critical role everyone on campus plays in helping the university reach its potential.
Acting UNLV President Marta Meana
Campus NewsJune 4, 2018
Meana, a professor and administrator at UNLV since 1997, will serve in UNLV’s top post beginning July 1 through the completion of a national search.