Faculty and Engagement
Brookings scholars currently engage with UNLV faculty both in the classroom and in related research efforts.
For example, Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Co-Director of Center on Children and Families speaks to undergraduate classes during his visits, and partnered with Vicky Albert, UNLV professor of social work, on a Pew Charitable trust-funded examination of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.
Adele Morris, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Policy Director for Climate and Energy Economics, and UNLV professor of economics, Brad Wimmer, created an economic policy course that serves as a model for courses in the minor.
Similarly, Steven Landis, an assistant professor of political science, offers a foreign policy course that engages with a number of Brookings scholars. As future Brookings scholars collaborate with UNLV faculty across campus, we hope to develop additional courses.
Each Brookings Public Policy Minor course is taught by a UNLV faculty member in collaboration with one or more Brookings colleagues. This partnership includes one or more Brookings scholars’ in-person teaching of selected class lectures for the courses in the program. It also may involve participating in review of assignments and grading, and additional teaching through the use of electronic classrooms.