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Marta Meana

Acting UNLV President

Dean, UNLV Honors College
Professor, Department of Psychology

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

Oct 22, 2018

With one official fearing UNLV could become known as “the university under the overpass,” the school’s president and Nevada System of Higher Education regents aired concerns about how a proposed elevated expressway project could impact the university.

Oct 22, 2018

Clark County’s plans to build an elevated roadway to ease traffic between McCarran International Airport and the Strip has drawn the ire of some higher education officials

Oct 11, 2018

A line of students and locals wrapped through UNLV’s campus winding up to the Performing Arts Center box office. This swath of Las Vegans camped out in the hopes getting tickets to see acclaimed Mexican filmmaker and Academy Award-winner Guillermo Del Toro speak about his life and work on October 17.

Oct 2, 2018

The two dancers slowly diverged on the stage, but they didn’t stay separated for long.

Articles Featuring Marta Meana

woman at podium speaking
Sep 14, 2018
Campus News

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
Jun 4, 2018
Campus News

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.