About Us

Professor Jennifer Carr
Director, Academic Success Program

 

DeShun Harris
Assistant
Director, Academic Success Program

 

Kelly Boan
Adminstrative Assistant

 

CASE Mentors

Lee Gorlin

Nicole Scott

Adam Solinger

Casey Stiteler

Waleed Zaman 


 

JENNIFER CARR

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. 

 

DESHUN HARRIS

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

 

 KELLY BOAN

Name: Kelly Boan
Educational Background: University of Phoenix, BS, Communications. Planning on enrolling at UNLV for my Masters.
Hometown: Las Vegas!
Favorite Food(s): Anything bar-b-que'd
Favorite Book: For Inspiration, Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers by Elizabeth Edwards. For mindless entertainment, anything by Danielle Steel.
Favorite Movie: Somewhere in Time
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be?: I Can't Drive 55, Sammy Hagar - don't ask.
Favorite Quote: Believe anything is possible - from a handpainted sign I bought at a craft show.

 

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: 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: Adam Solinger
Educational Background: BA in Government, University of Redlands 2011
Hometown: Redlands
Favorite Food(s): Diet Cherry 7uo and The World's Smallest Jaw Breakers 
Favorite Book: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Favorite Movie:  Casablanca, Dead End Drive-in, and Rebel Without a Cause
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? The Batman Theme Song from the original television series
Favorite Quote: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

 

Name: Casey Stiteler
Educational Background: BA in Political Science, Minor in Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
Hometown: Reno, NV
Favorite Food(s): Sushi or anything Nutella 
Favorite Book: Recently, Survivor, Diary by Chuck Palahniuk, and Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
Favorite Movie:  Memento, Drive, Skyfall
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes
Favorite Quote: "At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; at 45 they are caves in which we hide." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Name: Waleed Zamn
Educational Background: BA in Finance, Texas A&M
Hometown: San Jose, CA, Bay Area 
Favorite Food(s): Pizza, all day every day!
Favorite Book: Wheel of Time
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
If you could choose a lifetime song, what would it be? "Bohemian Phapsody" by Queen
Favorite Quote: "There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -Bruce Lee