Dr. Kevin R. Carman

As the Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Kevin Carman oversees the University of Nevada, Reno’s six colleges, Division of Health Sciences, Division of Extended Studies, Office of Research, and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Dr. Carman was appointed to the role by President Marc Johnson in February 2013.  He served as dean of the College of Science at Louisiana State University from 2004-2012.

Dr. Carman has served in numerous leadership roles for regional and statewide higher-education and research initiatives. At the national and international levels, he has served on the Education Committee of the American Institute for Biological Sciences, the National Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, and the Executive Committee of the International Association of Meiobenthologists. He was vice-chair of the Louisiana Board of Regents EPSCoR Committee.  Dr. Carman currently serves on the Nevada System of Higher Education Statewide Committee on Medical Education and the “Nevada Succeeds” statewide task force on K-12 education. 

Dr. Carman's research interests are in the area of marine ecology and ecotoxicology. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from McPherson College in 1982, and his M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1989) in biological oceanography from Florida State University.  Dr. Carman is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.