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Carolyn Hensley

Senior Academic Advisor, Wilson Advising Center


Carolyn Hensley was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and moved to Las Vegas with her family in the summer of 1979. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UNLV in 1986 and a Masters of Arts in English in 1989. While studying for her master’s degree, she was awarded a teaching assistantship, and after completing the graduate program, she taught in the English Department as a part-time instructor. She then became a full-time faculty member as a lecturer, teaching English composition, world literature, and African-American literature.

Carolyn joined the Wilson Advising Center staff in fall 1999 and today serves as the Pre-Law coordinator and advisor. She has been nominated three times for the Regents’ Academic Advisor Award and twice for the President’s Professional Staff Member of the Year Award.