Acting President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marta Meana, Ph.D., is Acting president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as well as former Dean of the Honors College and Professor of Psychology. A 21-year veteran of UNLV, Dr. Meana has served the university in multiple capacities over the years, including as Senior Advisor to the President. Her scholarship, teaching, and graduate advising have been recognized through multiple university and state-wide awards, including the Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, the Nevada Regents Graduate Academic Advisor Award and the Nevada Regents Excellence in Teaching Award. The author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, chapters, conference presentations, and two books, her work has been instrumental in the reconceptualization and appropriate treatment of women’s health problems that had gone largely ignored prior to her research. She was consequently named an Advisor to the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and this year, she was awarded the Masters & Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award for her research contributions. Dr. Meana is also a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of Nevada.