Department of 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, and educational administrators 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 assessment and measurement, statistics, evaluation, research methodology.
  • Investigating educational policy to inform practice in P-12 through 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