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.


  • R. Jacob Baker – inventor, author, and professor[1]
  • Bryan E. BledsoeDO, FACEP, EMT-P - clinical professor, School of Medicine Emergency Department; emergency physician, University Medical Center
  • T. Brian Callister, M.D. – Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; physician; 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; author of Data Mining Using SAS Applications
  • Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. – foundation professor, clinical psychology; developer of acceptance and commitment therapy;[2] also known for his work on relational frame theory
  • John Marini, professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno and senior fellow at the Claremont Institute[3]
  • Anne Henrietta Martin – established the university's department of history; first woman to run for United States Senate
  • James Richardson, Ph.D. – sociologist, critic of "cultic brainwashing" theories
  • Wolfram Samlowski – clinical professor of medicine; member of the Research Developmental Therapeutics and Genitourinary Committees for the US Oncology Network
  • James G. Scrugham – professor of mechanical engineering, 1903-1914; dean, 1914-1917; served as Governor, Representative, and Senator from Nevada
  • C. Richard Tracy – professor of biology; director of the Biological Resources Research Center; 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; produced the standard text on the topic
  • Esmail Zanjani – in 2007, led scientists at the School of Medicine and created a sheep with 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[4]

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

Arts and media[edit]

Politics and public service[edit]


Other notables[edit]


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  2. ^ NevadaNews – University of Nevada, Reno
  3. ^ Baskin, Jon (March 17, 2017). "The Academic Home of Trumpism". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved March 28, 2017. John Marini, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada at Reno, praised Trump in July for having grasped that neither political party any longer provided a "meaningful link between the people and the government." 
  4. ^ Press TV – Iranian scientist creates sheep with half-human organs Archived November 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Grant Harvey". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Assemblywoman Robin L. Titus". Nevada Legislature. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gina Carano MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  8. ^ "Jorge Alberto Cordova". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
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  10. ^ "Sue Desmond-Hellmann". Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  11. ^ "Susan Desmond-Hellmann | UCSF Profiles". Retrieved 2017-05-08.