Marta Meana

UNLV President
Professor, Department of Psychology
Former Dean, UNLV Honors College
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

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 5, 2020
UNLV expects the majority of its fall semester will be conducted in-person, according to a letter from university President Dr. Marta Meana.
The Nevada Independent
April 13, 2020
The Board of Regents approved a proposal for sweeping reductions Friday that would cut between $68 and $124 million from the Nevada System of Higher Education budget amid the most drastic crunch to hit state revenues since the 2008 financial crisis.
Las Vegas Review Journal
March 18, 2020
Students living in dorms at Nevada universities have been asked to leave and return to their homes and families as part of the closure of all nonessential operations at Nevada System of Higher Education schools, according to an announcement from Chancellor Thom Reilly.
Las Vegas Review Journal
March 13, 2020
UNLV and UNR will transition to online-only instruction after spring break due to coronavirus fears, the universities said Thursday.

Articles Featuring Marta Meana

Campus NewsFebruary 18, 2020
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.
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.