Instructor Information

Marquis (Mark) Gilmore
Mark Gilmore is a native of Colorado who has traveled extensively professionally and for pleasure throughout Latin American and Europe. He and his wife Connie resided for 12 years in Germany, Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina. After graduating from Dartmouth College he began a 42-year career in international banking concentrating on Latin America.
Elena Cieslak Elena Cieslak is retired from Purdue University where she worked as a family nutrition advisor. Prior to that she taught and worked as a medical assistant with a degree from Sawyer College. Cieslak has more than 20 years' experience in adult education and loves being in the classroom. Cieslak's love for art began as a small child and she is completely self-taught. Her work hangs regularly in Henderson City Hall. She is a member of City Lights Gallery in Henderson and displays and sells her work whenever possible.
Niels Clyde Niels Clyde has been a student of several disciplines of spiritual principles for many years. His interest in ancient sages and their teachings has enabled him to facilitate several study groups. OLLI at UNLV has provided a unique opportunity for Clyde to share his experience in a multimedia environment.
Gail Knapp Gail Knapp retired after teaching psychology for 38 years at a Michigan community college. During that time she was vice president of the faculty association for 7 years where she chaired the college's academic decision-making body. Her academic degrees include a Ph.D. in psychology and a J.D. She also earned a professional registered parliamentarian credential 17 years ago and periodically serves clients by helping them with procedure at their meetings or with their bylaws. Currently she is president of the Nevada State Association of Parliamentarians, and is the vice-chair of the National Association of Parliamentarian's Commission on Credentialing. Knapp has taught Scientific Skepticism, Topics in Psychology, and Parliamentary Procedure courses for OLLI at UNLV. She is a mentor and has served as a member and chair of the curriculum committee. She is currently a member of the OLLI steering council where she serves as secretary.

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