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Dan Gianoutsos, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, Academic Success Center


Dr. Dan Gianoutsos is the Senior Associate Dean for the Academic Success Center (ASC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In this leadership role, Dr. Gianoutsos helps the Dean implement and advance the strategic goals and vision for the Center. He also oversees other center-wide operations and management. In addition to his Senior Associate Dean duties, Dr. Gianoutsos serves as the ASC’s Director of Academic Transitions and Learning Support (ATLS), which includes campus-wide Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Success Coaching, the Math Bridge Program, ASC First-Year Seminar (COLA 100E), ASC Second-Year Seminar, the UNLV Dual Enrollment Program, ASC Peer Mentoring Program, the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars Program, Jump-Start Scholarship Program, First-Gen Connect, the center-wide graduate assistant professional development program, and other student success initiatives.

Dr. Gianoutsos’ past professional experience includes director-level positions in both academic and student affairs. Additional higher education experience includes serving as a first-year seminar coordinator and instructor, a managing editor for an international scholarly peer-reviewed journal, an academic support specialist, and a full-time university presidential intern. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from UNLV and his Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in History from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). As a student, he was a Division-I student-athlete, a two- term student body president, and became the University’s first student recipient of the CSUB President’s Award.

For teaching and faculty development, Dr. Gianoutsos is an early adopter and researcher for the UNLV Transparency in Teaching and Learning (TILT) project, which is nationally spearheaded by Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes. In 2018-2019, Dr. Gianoutsos served as a UNLV Faculty Development Fellow to coordinate the campus-wide Peer Teaching Observation Project, Student Teaching Observation Project, and the Faculty Development Consultation Project. Dr. Gianoutsos’ research interests include comparing residential and commuter students and examining how transition programs impact student success.

Teaching Expertise and Interests

Dr. Gianoutsos' teaching experience and interests are in first-year seminars, student success and resources, student transition into university life, transparency in teaching and learning (TILT), and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).