University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
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University of Nevada, Reno


President
Marc A. Johnson, Ph.D.

  • Executive Vice President and Provost, Kevin R. Carman, Ph.D.
  • Vice President for Administration and Finance, Ronald M. Zurek, M.B.A
  • Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, John Carothers, M.A.
  • Vice President for the Division of Health Sciences, Thomas Schwenk, M.D.
  • Vice President for Student Services, Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.
  • Executive Director Marketing and Communications, Thomas White, M.S.
  • Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Doug Knuth, M.B.A.
  • Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice President for Constituent Relations, Patricia Richard, M.A.
  • General Counsel, Mary Dugan, J.D.
  • Faculty Senate Chair, David Sanders, Ph.D.
  • Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs, Heidi Gansert, M.B.A.
  • Chief Diversity Officer, Reginald Stewart, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost
Kevin R. Carman, Ph.D.

  • Vice President for Research and Innovation, Mridul Gautam, Ph.D.
  • Vice Provost for Extended Studies, Fred Holman, Ph.D
  • Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Stacy Burton, Ph.D.
    • Director, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, Denise Cordova, M.S.
  • Vice Provost for Graduate Education / Dean, Graduate School, David Zeh, Ph.D.
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Joseph Cline, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Academic Advising & Student Achievement, Derek Furukawa, Ph.D.
  • Academic Support Units
    • Director, Advising Center, Aqueelah Thompson, M.A.
    • Director, Core Curriculum, P. Elliott Parker, Ph.D.
    • Director, Honors Program, Tamara Valentine, Ph.D.
    • Director, Intensive English Language Center, Susan Valencia, M.A.
    • Director, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Marlene Rebori, Ph.D.
    • Director, University Writing Center, Maureen Mcbribe, Ph.D.
    • Director, Writing in the Disciplines, William Macauley, Ph.D.
    • Coordinator, General Education and University Assessment, Russell Stone, Ph.D.
    • Specialist, Curriculum and Course Concierge, Katy Schleef, B.A.
  • Interim Chief Information Officer, Kathlin Ray, M.L.S.
  • General Manager, KUNR, David Stipech, B.A.
  • Director, Academic Affairs, Audrey Casey, M.Ed.

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

  • Dean and Director, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, William Payne, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, David Shintani, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean/Director, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Christopher Pritsos, Ph.D.
  • Fiscal and Human Resources Officer, Beth Padovan, B.S.
  • Chair, Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Veterinary Sciences, Stan Omaye, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Claus Tittiger, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Robert Nowak, Ph.D.

College of Business

  • Dean, Gregory C. Mosier, Ph.D., J.D.
  • Associate Dean, Kambiz Raffiee, Ph.D.
  • State Director, Nevada Small Business Development Center Director, Sam Males, M.B.A.
  • Coordinator, Advising, Recruitment and Retention, Jeremy Tiedt, M.S.
  • Coordinator, Budget and Personnel, Robert Miller, M.A.
  • Coordinator, Graduate Programs, Vicki Krentz, B.S
  • Director, Career Services, Stallar Lufrano-Jardine, M.B.A.
  • Director, Development, Mitchell Klaich, B.S.
  • Director, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, Vacant
  • Chair, Department of Information Systems, Dana Edberg, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Accounting, Jeffrey Wong, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Economics, Mehmet Tosun, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Managerial Sciences, Sherry Faircloth, Ph.D.

Extended Studies

  • Vice Provost for Extended Studies, Fred Holman, Ph.D.
  • Interim Director, Marketing, Andrea Turman, B.S.
  • Executive Director, Nevada Humanities, Christina Barr, M.A.
  • Executive Director, 365 Learning, Kerri Garcia, M.A.
  • Director, Fleischmann Planetarium, Dan Ruby, B.F.A.
  • Executive Director, Management and Leadership Programs, and Academic Credit Options, Jodi Herzik, M.P.A.
  • Assistant Director, Management and Leadership Programs, Amy Ginder, M.S.
  • Assistant Director, Performing Arts Programs, Chris Money, D.M.
  • Assistant Director, Professional Development and Certificate Programs, Shera Alberti-Annunzio, M.S.
  • Manager, Accounting, Kiran Gandhi
  • Manager, Extended Studies Enrollment Operations, Thomas Nicholas, M.S.
  • Manager, Extended Studies Human Resources, Nyleen Smith, B.A.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

  • Dean and Director, Mark Walker, Ph.D.
  • Fiscal and Human Resources Officer, Cori Knauss, B.S.
  • Area Director, Northern Area Extension, Frank Flavin, J.D.
  • Area Director, Southern Area Extension, Eric Killian, M.S.

College of Education

  • Dean, Kenneth Coll, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Melissa Burnham, Ph.D.
  • Director, Teacher Education and Human Development, Vacant
  • Directory, Professional Specialized Studies, Diane Barone, Ed.D.
  • Director, Child and Family Research Center, Sherry Waugh, M.S
  • Development Director, Veronica Haskins, M.A.
  • Director, E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy, Julie Pennington, Ph.D.
  • Director, Clinical Experiences, Assessment, and Career Services, Mary Sedgwick, Ph.D.
  • Director, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Steve Rock, Ph.D.
  • Executive Director, Raggio Research Center for STEM, David Crowther, Ph.D.
  • Manager, Advisement, Recruitment & Retention, Marissa Markee, M.A.
  • Marketing Specialist, Cece Zhou, B.A.
  • Program Officer, Neil J. Redfield Learning and Resource Center, Maureen Morton

College of Engineering

  • Dean, E. Manos Maragakis, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Indira Chatterjee, Ph.D.
  • Budget Coordinator, Nancy Kelly, B.A.
  • Coordinator, Internships and Career Support, Joseph Bozsik, B.A.
  • Coordinator, Recruitment, Retention, and Advising, Meg Fitzgerald, M.A.
  • Director, Development, Keith Emrick
  • Chair, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Jeffrey LaCombe, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ahmad Itani, Ph.D
  • Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, George Bebis, Ph.D.
  • Acting Chair, Department Chair Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, Sami Fadali, Ph.D.
  • Interim Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Miles Greiner, Ph.D.

Graduate School

  • Vice Provost Graduate Education / Dean, Graduate School, David Zeh, Ph.D.
  • Manager, Graduate School Operations, Kara Cleveland, M.A.
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs:
    • Director, Atmospheric Sciences, Mark Green, Ph.D.
    • Director, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Lee Dyer, Ph.D.
    • Director, Environmental Sciences, Stanley Omaye, Ph.D.
    • Director, Hydrological Sciences, Laurel Saito, Ph.D.
    • Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Patricia Berninsone, Ph.D.
    • Director, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Dean Burkin, Ph.D.
    • Director, Social Psychology, Colleen Murray, Ph.D.

Division of Health Sciences

  • Vice President for Health Sciences, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.
  • Chief of Staff, Jessica L. Dickens, B.S.
  • Senior Associate Dean, Finance, Jean Regan, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.I.A.
  • Directors of Development, Seema Donahoe, B.A. (Reno), Wendy Nelson M.P.A. (Las Vegas)
  • Director, Marketing and Communications, Susan Hill, M.A.
  • Director, Public Affairs, Richelle W. O’Driscoll, M.A.
  • Manager, Advising, Recruitment and Retention, Laurie Beck, M.A.
  • Director, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technology, Nancy Roget, M.S.
  • Director, Sanford Center for Aging, Peter Reed, Ph.D.
    • Gerontology Academic Program Coordinator, Susan Harris, Ph.D.
  • Director, School of Community Health Sciences, Trudy Larson, M.D.
    • Associate Director, School of Community Health Sciences, Roy Oman, Ph.D.
    • Center for Program Evaluation Director, Elizabeth Christiansen, Ph.D.
    • Center for Research Design and Analysis, Veronica Dahir, Ph.D.
    • Nevada Center for Health Statistics and Informatics Director, Wei Yang, Ph.D.
    • State Public Health Laboratory Director, Yashpal Agrawal, Ph.D.
  • Dean, School of Medicine, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.
    • Executive Associate Dean, Melissa Piasecki, M.D.
    • Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs, Cherie Singer, Ph.D.
    • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs Las Vegas, Deborah Kuhls, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    • Associate Dean, Faculty Development, Jennifer Hagen, M.D.
    • Associate Dean, Medical Education, Timothy Baker, M.D.
    • Associate Dean, Medical Research, Robert Langer, M.D.
    • Director, Savitt Medical Library, Mary Schulz, M.A.
    • Director, Continuing Medical Education, Melissa O’Brien, M.S.
    • Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Miriam Bar-on, M.D.
    • Senior Associate Dean, Legal Affairs, Matthew T. Milone, J.D.
    • Associate Dean, Statewide Initiatives, Evan Klass, M.D.
    • Director, Human Resources, Feride McAlpine, M.B.A.
    • Chief Officer, Compliance and Quality Improvement, James Epperson, M.B.A.
    • Senior Associate Dean, Medical Research, James Kenyon, Ph.D.
      • Associate Dean, Clinical Research, Robert D. Langer, M.D.
  • Basic Science Departments
    • Interim Chair, Biochemistry Department, Jeffrey Harper, Ph.D.
    • Chair, Microbiology and Immunology Department, David Aucoin, Ph.D.
    • Interim Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department, Marcus Erling, M.D.
    • Chair, Pharmacology Department, Iain Buxton, Pharm.D.
    • Chair, Physiology and Cell Biology Department, Kenton M. Sanders, Ph.D. 
  • Clinical Departments
  • Interim Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, North, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.
    • Chair, Family and Community Medicine - Reno, Daniel Spogen, M.D.
    • Interim Chair, Internal Medicine - Reno, Catherine Goring, M.D.
    • Director, Mojave Mental Health, James Parcells, M.S.W.
    • Chair, Pathology and Lab Medicine, Sanford Barsky, M.D.
    • Interim Chair, Pediatrics - Reno, James Winder, M.D.
    • Chair Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Reno, Brian Kirkpatrick, M.D.
  • Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, South, William Zamboni, M.D.
    • Chair, Emergency Medicine, Dale Carrison, D.O.
    • Chair, Family and Community Medicine - Las Vegas, Elissa Palmer, M.D.
    • Chair, Internal Medicine - Las Vegas, John Varras, M.D.
    • Director, Mojave Mental Health, James Parcells, M.S.W.
    • Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vani Dandolu, M.D.
    • Chair, Pediatrics - Las Vegas, Nevin Wilson, M.D.
    • Interim Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Las Vegas, Alison Netski, M.D.
    • Chair, Surgery Department, John Fildes, M.D.
  • Chair, Speech Pathology and Audiology Department, Tom Watterson, Ph.D.
  • Director, Student Health Services, Cheryl Hug-English, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Director, Orvis School of Nursing, Patsy Ruchala, D.N.Sc., R.N.
  • Director, School of Social Work, Goutham Menon, Ph.D.

Reynolds School of Journalism

  • Dean, Alan Stavitsky, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Donica Mensing, Ph.D.
  • Director, Development, Vacant
  • Director, Graduate Studies, Howard Goldbaum, M.A.
  • Coordinator, Student Recruitment and Retention, Paul Mitchell, Ph.D.
  • Advisor/Student Coordinator, Sally Echeto, B.S.

College of Liberal Arts

  • Dean, Heather K. Hardy, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Jane Detweiler, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Darrell Lockhart, Ph.D.
  • Fiscal Officer, Sharon L. Brush, B.S.
  • Coordinator, Human Resources, Melissa Samon, B.S.
  • Director, Advising, Recruitment and Retention, Kristi Van Gorder, M.A.
  • Director, Development, Kristen Kennedy, M.B.A.
  • Director, Development, Stuart Golder, M.A.
  • Director, School of the Arts, Larry Engstrom, D.M.A.
  • Director, School of Social Research and Justice Studies, Clayton Peoples, 
  • Chair, Anthropology Department, Carolyn White, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Art Department, Rebekah Bogard, M.F.A
  • Director, Basque Studies Center, Xabier Irujo, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Communication Studies Department, Gwen Hullman, Ph.D.
  • Director, Core Humanities, Greta De Jong, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Criminal Justice Department, Susan Lentz, Ph.D., J.D.
  • Chair, English Department, Eric Rasmussen, Ph.D.
  • Chair, World Languages and Literatures Department, Cassie Isabelli, Ph.D.
  • Director, Gender, Race, and Identity Program, Debbie Boehm, Ph.D.
  • Director, Grant Sawyer Center for Justice studies, James T. Richardson, Ph.D., J.D.
  • Director, Historic Preservation Program, Carolyn White, Ph.D.
  • Chair, History Department, Dennis Dworkin, Ph.D.
  • Director, International Affairs Program, Eric Herzik, Ph.D.
  • Director, Judicial Studies/Justice Mgmt, James Richardson, J.D.
  • Director, Latino Research Center, Emma Supulveda Pulvirenti, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Military Science Department, Delfin Monroy, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Music Department, Peter Epstein, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Philosophy Department, Christopher Williams, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Political Science Department, Eric Herzik, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Psychology Department, Victoria Follette, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Sociology Department, Marta Elliott, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Theatre and Dance Department, Jonathon Taylor, M.F.A.

College of Science

  • Dean, Jeffrey S. Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Katherine McCall, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Regina Tempel, Ph.D.
  • Director, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Russell Fields, Ph.D.
  • Coordinator, Advising, Recruitment and Retention, Christine Cho, M.A.
  • Fiscal and HR Officer, Anne Bolstad, B.S., M.P.H.
  • Director, Development, Charlyn Hagemann, B.S.
  • Director, Geothermal Center, Bridget Ayling, Ph.D.
  • Director, Hydrological Sciences, Laurel Saito, Ph.D
  • Assistant Director, Development, Donna Knotek, B.Gs.
  • Chair, Biology Department, Jack Hayes, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Chemistry Department, Ben King, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Geography Department, Jill Heaton, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Geological Sciences Department, Wendy Calvin, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Javier Rojo, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Mining Engineering Department, Jim Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Physics Department, Paul Neill, Ph.D.

University Libraries

  • Dean, Libraries, Kathlin Ray, M.L.S.
  • Assistant Dean, Libraries, Janita Jobe, M.L.S.
  • Assistant Dean, Library Collections, Steven Harris, M.L.S
  • Director, Information Services, Maggie Ressel, M.L.S.
  • Director, Research Services, Donnelyn Curtis, M.L.S.
  • Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Ed Huffman M.A
  • Director, Digital Media Technology, Mark Gandolfo, B.S.
  • Head, DeLaMare Library, Tod Colgrove, Ph.D.
  • Administrator, @One Services, Duncan Aldrich, M.L.S.
  • Manager, Administration, Leslie Nady, M.B.A.