Rian Satterwhite

Director, Office of Service Learning and Leadership
Expertise: Leadership, Leadership Development, Systems Thinking, Community Engagement, Service-Learning


Rian Satterwhite's research focuses on understanding and examining effective leadership. As Director of the Office of Service Learning at UNLV, Satterwhite helps to advance leadership development and community service. He advises UNLV faculty in building meaningful partnerships into their courses and also supports students experiencing food and housing insecurity.

Satterwhite has delivered more than 30 national and international conference talks and presentations. He is active in the International Leadership Association, the Association of Leadership Educators, NASPA, ACPA, and the National Association of Campus Activities, among others. He has been featured in numerous publications about leadership and co-edited the 2018 book, Innovation in Environmental Leadership: Critical Perspectives.


  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Wollongong
  • M.A., American Studies, Kennesaw State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Leadership & Ethics, Kennesaw State University
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies, University of Arizona

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