Brent Hathaway became dean and Ted and Doris Lee Professor of Business in the Lee Business School on Oct. 1, 2013. He joined UNLV from the University of Wyoming College of Business where he served as dean for nine years and previously served as interim dean and chair of the management and marketing department.
He co-founded the Wyoming Business Leadership Institute, created an online executive MBA program and college-based career center, and enhanced graduate programs with an emphasis on energy and sustainability. He also raised more than $50 million for facility upgrades.
In addition to academic leadership, Hathaway has extensive experience in the business sector. He served in several executive positions including vice president of marketing and sales for aerospace services at Honeywell International and director of marketing for agricultural equipment at Case Corporation.
Hathaway earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Illinois, a master's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University, and a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Utah State University. He has published and presented widely about entrepreneurship, leadership, business sustainability, ethics and the economy.