Educational Psychology & Higher Education

The Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education provides instruction in, and the delivery of innovative research, to inform the educational process from early childhood through higher education. Our mission is accomplished through:

  • Preparing graduates for leadership positions in diverse settings and roles, including faculty in colleges and universities, measurement and evaluation specialists in public and private settings, school psychology practitioners at local, state, national, and international levels.
  • Providing foundational support for programs across the university including core content in the psychology of learning, motivation, cognition, problem solving, instruction, human development, and psychological and educational measurement, statistics, evaluation, and research methodology.
  • Investigating educational policy and informing practice in higher education.

Department Chair - LeAnn Putney, Ph.D.
Phone: 702-895-4879
Office: CEB 320B

Graduate Coordinator - Steve McCafferty, Ph.D.
Phone: 702-895-3245
Office: CEB 335

UNLV Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education
Carlson Education Building
Department Office CEB 320
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box #453003
Las Vegas, NV. 89154-3003
Telephone: 702-895-3253
Fax: 702-895-1658