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Martha Lizabeth Phelps, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Department(s): Political Science
Office: WRI-A 206
Phone: 702-895-0403
Email: martha.phelps@unlv.edu


Martha Lizabeth Phelps, Ph.D., is an assistant professor-in-residence of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in modern security studies, privatization, and comparative economic development. Her research on private military and security companies has been published in Politics and Policy and The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing.

Dr. Phelps' teaching experience includes both research-intensive and liberal arts settings. She received her Ph.D. with academic honors from the University of Miami and then served as an assistant professor in West Virginia. There, the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee elected her as the Faculty-Mentor of the Year (2015).

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Expert Areas: Security Studies, Military Privatization, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Pedagogy of Higher Education, Teaching and Learning