Guy Bailey, chairman of the English department at the University of Memphis, will become dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UNLV on July 1.
Bailey was chosen from a field of 51 applicants for the post.
Before joining the faculty at the University of Memphis in 1993, Bailey chaired the English department at Oklahoma State University. He also has taught at Texas A&M University and at Emory University. His fields of teaching include linguistics and Old and Middle English.
He earned his doctoral degree in English linguistics from the University of Tennessee. He received his master's and bachelor's degrees in English from the University of Alabama.