Lori Temple serves as the Vice Provost for the Office of Information Technology, a position she has held since 1998.
Dr. Temple oversees the university’s centralized information technology (IT) organization and is responsible for the institution's help desks, network, computer facilities, data center operations, enterprise applications, information security, and learning management systems. As UNLV’s senior technology advisor, she is committed to providing high-quality services to the campus community - collaborating with central and distributed IT personnel, leading IT governance groups, and facilitating planning efforts with all UNLV IT units on technology initiatives.
Dr. Temple is active in the education and technology communities. She is praised for her significant impact on the valley’s youth, engaging students who are interested in a technology career with innovative presentations, demonstrations, and discussions as part of a long-standing partnership with the STEAM Academy at Jim Bridger Middle School. Dr. Temple also serves on the UNLV Faculty Institute, assisting with postsecondary course redesign to incorporate technology resources, and is a member of the Society for Information Management Las Vegas.
A respected scholar and leader, Dr. Temple has worked at UNLV since 1984 and has extensive experience in the higher education sector. Throughout her tenure, she has steered the university through several successful initiatives, including the IT Master Plan. The plan, which was designed using input from university constituents, is a blueprint that guides strategic IT priorities, enhances current services, and expands technology functions, infrastructure, and overall technology portfolio in UNLV’s pursuit of Top Tier university status.
In addition to leading UNLV IT, Dr. Temple is an associate professor of psychology at UNLV and has conducted research on the effects of aging on driving ability. She came to UNLV from Brown University, where she earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology.