List of University of Nevada, Reno people

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Over the years, the University of Nevada, Reno has had an assortment of people gain regional, national, and international prominence in various fields of study.

Professors[edit]

  • R. Jacob Baker, Is an inventor, author, and professor.
  • Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, EMT-P; clinical professor, School of Medicine Emergency Department; emergency physician, University Medical Center
  • T. Brian Callister, MD – Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; physician and nationally prominent health care quality and policy expert
  • James E. Church, best known for having developed the Mount Rose snow sampler (1906), the first instrument for measuring snow water content.
  • George Fernandez, Ph.D. – Professor of Applied Statistics, director of UNR Center for Research Design and Analysis, and the Author of Data Mining using SAS applications – CRC press
  • Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. – Foundation Professor, Clinical Psychology & developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.[1] Also known for his work on Relational Frame Theory.
  • Anne Henrietta Martin, established the university's department of history; first American woman to run for the United States Senate
  • James Richardson, Ph.D. – Sociologist, critics of "cultic brainwashing" theories
  • James G. Scrugham – professor of mechanical engineering from 1903 to 1914 and dean from 1914 to 1917; he served as Governor of Nevada, and as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state.
  • C. Richard Tracy – professor of biology, and director of the Biological Resources Research Center; honored as best graduate advisor (Vada Trimble Outstanding Mentor (1999), UNR Graduate Advisor of the Year (2008), Nevada System of Higher Education Most Outstanding Graduate Advisor (2008).
  • Glenn Wilson, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Psychology 1994–2002, taught and established the field of psychology for performing artists, producing the standard text on the topic.
  • Esmail Zanjani, In 2007, led scientists at the School of Medicine and created a sheep that has 15% human cells and 85% animal cells, the world's first "human-sheep chimera", which has the body of a sheep but half-human organs.[2]
  • Wolfram Samlowski – clinical professor of medicine, member of the Research Developmental Therapeutics and Genitourinary Committees for the US Oncology Network.

Pulitzer Prize Winners[edit]

  • Ron Einstoss, 1955 – Awarded in 1966 for coverage of the Watts Riot
  • Susan Forrest, 1982 – Awarded for general news reporting in 1988
  • Kristen Go, 1998 – Awarded in 1998 for her coverage of the Columbine High School shootings
  • Warren Lerude, 1961 – Awarded in 1977
  • Edward Montgomery, 1934 – Awarded for distinguished local reporting in 1952
  • Howard Sheerin, 1931 – Awarded for public service in 1956

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