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Professor Jennifer Carr
Director, Academic Success Program
Assistant Director, Academic Success Program
Name: Jennifer Carr
Educational Background: UNR undergrad, Boyd Law. Graduated in 2006, after which I worked at Legal Aid. By 2007, I had been hired as Assistant Director and discovered I loved working in the Academic Success Program. Eventually, I became the Director of the Academic Success Program.
Hometown: I am the rare Las Vegas native.
Favorite Foods: Diet Coke and guacamole. Also, ice cream.
Favorite Book: There are so many! I love To Kill a Mockingbird (I even named my middle son Atticus!) The Road is one of the most powerful books I've had the opportunity to read. And I'm a huge Harry Potter fan.
Favorite Movie: Waking Ned Devine
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? Anything by Mumford and Sons
Favorite Quote: "Law is more than the words that put it on the books; law is more than any decisions that may be made from it; law is more than the particular code of it stated at any one time or in any one place or ntation; more than any man, lawyer or judge, sheriff or jailer, who may represent it...None of man's temples, none of his religions, none of his weapons, his tools, his arts, his sciences, nothing else he has grown to, is so great a thing as his justice, his sense of justice. The true law is something in itself; it is the spirit of the moral nature of man; it is an existence apart, like God and as worthy of worship as God." Walter van Tilburg Clark, The Oxbow Incident.
Name: DeShun Harris
Educational Background: B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University, J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, followed by a LL.M. from American University Washington College of Law. I began my career in academia at Texas Tech University School of Law where I served as Assistant Director of Recruitment and also as an adjunct professor. Before joining Boyd School of Law in 2012, I provided academic support at Phoenix School of Law.
Hometown: Texarkana, TX
Favorite Foods: Fried catfish, sweet potato pie, and sweet tea.
Favorite Book: SHOO, Jimmy Choo! A Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? It would be a four minute compilation of songs by Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, Jay-Z, and Beyonce.
Favorite Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou
Name: Eric Carson
Educational Background: B.S. in Organizational Communication & Business, Brigham Young University - Idaho
Hometown: Everywhere/nowhere (Air Force brat), but most recently Logan, Utah
Favorite Food(s): All things seafood, sushi, & Thai... Mmm yum...
Favorite Book: SUBRIN, MINOW, BRODIN & MAIN, CIVIL PROCEDURE: DOCTRINE, PRACTICE AND CONTEXT (3d ed. 2008)... Haha yeah right! I actually have too many to list, but I'll go with To Kill A Mockingbird and 1776
Favorite Movie: The Bourne series & The Hunt for Red October
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "I'm Too Sexy" -Right Said Fred! No really it'd probably have to be either "Life Is Good" -LFO or "Good Life" -One Republic
Favorite Quote: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle or "You must be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi
Name: Kelli Michelle DeVaney
Educational Background: BA in Theatre Arts, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Food(s): Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Favorite Book: The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
Favorite Movie: Drop Dead Gorgeous
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "Nine in the Afternoon" - Panic at the Disco
Favorite Quote: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams
Name: Nick Donath
Educational Background: AB in Politics, Princeton; MBA in Finance, UCLA
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Favorite Food(s): Austrian, German, Argentine, Chilean
Favorite Book: Constitutional Law Treatise by Chemerinsky (Not.)
Favorite Movie: As Good As It Gets
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "Me and Bobby McGee" -Janis Joplin
Favorite Quote: "Honey, I forgot to duck." -Ronald Reagan
Name: Chariane K. Forrey
Educational Background: San Diego State University, BA in International Business, emphasis: Spanish & Management
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Food(s): Grandma's home cooking - pancit, lumpia, and chicken adobo!
Favorite Book: Too many! Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, The Pact by Jodi Picoult, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (and the matching poem)
Favorite Movie: Don't have one. But current Netflix show: Prison Break
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "Life Uncommon" - Jewel
Favorite Quote: "I leaped headlong into the sea, and thereby have become better acquainted with the soundings, the quicksands, and the rocks, than if I had stayed upon the green shore, and piped a silly pipe, and took tea and comfortable advice." -John Keats
Name: Lee Gorlin
Educational Background: BS in Psychology, USC 2005; MS in Sports Business, NYU 2007
Hometown: Saint James, New York
Favorite Food(s): Italian, Kosher Deli, American
Favorite Book: Con Law...(haha no)... let's go with Moneyball.
Favorite Movie: Spaceballs
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "New York State of Mind" -Billy Joel
Favorite Quote: "You don't plan sincerity. You have to make it up on the spot!" -Denny Crane
Name: Bryan Schwartz
Educational Background: BA in History , University of Redlands
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Food(s): Bobbie sandwich from Capriottis, pizza
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers, Sweet Home Alabama
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "Call Me Maybe" -Carly Rae Jepsen
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you never take" -Wayne Gretzky
Name: Nicole Scott
Educational Background: BS in Business-Finance & Economics, University of Nevada, Reno; MBA in Finance Concentration, Hawai'i Pacific University; MA in Secondary Education, University of Nevada, Reno
Hometown: Las Vegas
Favorite Food(s): Thai (and Starbucks - does that count?)
Favorite Book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "Poison & Wine" -The Civil Wars
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." -Wayne Gretzky
Name: Tyler James Winkler
Educational Background: BA in Political Science, UNLV.
Hometown: Las Vegas! Yay!
Favorite Food(s): Thai food!!
Favorite Book: Anything by Terry Pratchett basically
Favorite Movie: Gojira (original 1954 Godzilla)
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "I'm the Bomb" - Electric Six
Favorite Quote: "When the going turns weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson