Marta Meana

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


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. 


  • 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

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 23, 2019
Die-hard UNLV Rebel Football fans are preparing to cheer on their team for the last time inside Sam Boyd Stadium.
Las Vegas Review Journal
November 12, 2019
UNLV kicked off homecoming week Tuesday by unveiling a new street name intended to better tie in the university to the community surrounding it.
Las Vegas Review Journal
October 31, 2019
The UNLV School of Medicine has received provisional accreditation by the accrediting authority for medical schools throughout the U.S. and Canada, the university confirmed Wednesday.
Becker's Hospital Review
October 31, 2019
University of Nevada, Las Vegas was granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, bringing it one step closer to full accreditation, a goal it plans to reach by the 2021-22 academic year.

Articles Featuring Marta Meana

A UNLV-branded banner falls to reveal University Center Drive, formerly Swenson Street.
Campus NewsNovember 12, 2019
Alumni, students, and community members lead effort to rename Swenson Street as University Center Drive.
UNLV President Marta Meana at podium
Campus NewsOctober 17, 2019
In her second annual address, President Marta Meana stressed the importance of student access and success, and she called on faculty and staff to continue expanding research, creative and scholarly activity that serves the community and world.
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.