Academic Officers

Chris L. Heavey, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost
Office: FDH 752
Mail Code: 1002
Phone: 702-895-3301

Juanita Fain, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Office: FDH 515
Mail Code: 2019
Phone: 702-895-3656

Gina Strebel, M.P.A.

Assistant Vice President, Academic Resources
Office: FDH 417
Mail Code: 2038
Phone: 702-895-4665

Ed Synakowski

Vice President of Research
Office: FDH 308


Angela Amar, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor and Dean, School of Nursing
Office: BHS 504
Mail Code: 3018
Phone: 702-895-3906

Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP

Dean, School of Integrated Health Sciences
Office: BHS 542
Mail Code: 3019
Phone: 702-895-3693

Eric L. Chronister, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Sciences
Office: MPE-A 100
Mail Code: 4001
Phone: 702-895-3487

Maggie Farrell, M.L.S.

Dean, University Libraries
Office: LLB 2278
Mail Code: 7001
Phone: 702-895-2286

Lily T. Garcia, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P.

Dean, School of Dental Medicine
Office: SLC-A 202
Mail Code: 7410
Phone: 702-774-2500

Shawn Gerstenberger, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Public Health
Office: GTW 340
Mail Code: 3063
Phone: 702-895-5090

Sara Gordon

Interim Dean, William S. Boyd School of Law
Phone: 702-895-5813

Andrew Hanson, Ph.D.

Dean, Honors College
Office: RLL 146
Mail Code: 7003
Phone: 702-895-2263

Danica G. Hays, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Education
Office: CEB 301D
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-3890

Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, MACP, FRCP

Dean, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-1296

Jennifer Keene, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Office: CBC-B 519
Mail Code: 5001
Phone: 702-895-3401

Ann McDonough, Ph.D.

Dean, Academic Success Center
Office: ASC 115
Mail Code: 2001
Phone: 702-895-3177

Gerry Sanders, Ph.D.

Dean, Lee Business School
Office: BEH 449
Mail Code: 6003
Phone: 702-895-3362

Stowe Shoemaker, Ph.D.

Dean, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Office: HOS 420
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-3308

Robert R. Ulmer, Ph.D.

Dean, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Office: GUA 5110
Mail Code: 3007
Phone: 702-895-0628

Nancy J. Uscher, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Fine Arts
Office: FDH 630B
Mail Code: 5013
Phone: 702-895-4210

Rama Venkat, Ph.D.

Dean, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Office: TBE-A 118
Mail Code: 4005
Phone: 702-895-3699

Vice Provosts

Laurel M. Pritchard, Ph.D.

Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
Office: FDH 703
Mail Code: 1099
Phone: 702-895-1506

Lori Temple, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Information Technology
Office: HWB 105A
Mail Code: 1075
Phone: 702-895-3628

Brent Drake, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Decision Support
Office: MAB-1
Mail Code: 1022
Phone: 702-895-3771

Janet S. Dufek, Ph.D., FACSM

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor
Office: FDH 522
Mail Code: 1014
Phone: 702-895-0702

Joseph Miera

Vice Provost for the Educational Outreach Division
Office: PAR-100 109D
Mail Code: 1019
Phone: 702-895-5116

Academic Council

The UNLV Academic Council is an assembly of senior university administrators who help to steer the university’s academic mission, including the deans of all academic units, vice presidents, and vice provosts. Convened by the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Council meets regularly for the purpose of sharing information, coordinating efforts, and pursuing collaborative initiatives to advance the university’s academic enterprise.