UNLV researchers studying Tourism Safety & Crowd Science (TSCS) conduct, coordinate, identify, and disseminate interdisciplinary and international research on effective crowd management strategies. Empirical evidence is used to develop crowd manager decision-making frameworks and tools to enhance the safety of crowd-based events.

TSCS researchers are working to identify effective tourism safety strategies and crowd management techniques for application in a variety of public and private places, including, but not limited to:

  • Stadiums/Amphitheaters/Theaters
  • Bars/Pubs/Restaurants
  • Parks/Fields
  • Gyms
  • Fairgrounds
  • Nightclubs
  • Amusement Parks
  • Parking Lots
  • Schools/Universities
  • Marinas
  • Transport Stations/ Thoroughfares
  • Houses of Worship
  • Casinos
  • Retail Outlets
  • Recreational Centers

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Student Collaboration

Students interested in gaining research experience and earning academic credit by working as a TSCS researcher should contact Dr. Tamara Madensen-Herold at Tamara.Madensen@unlv.edu to schedule an interview. Download the research assistant application.

Tamara Madensen, Ph.D.

Tamara Madensen-Herold, Ph.D., Director of TSCS Research and Associate Director of CCJP