Faculty Directory

Dory A. Mizrachi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Program Director, and Graduate Director
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Lindsey Bartlett

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Paul Davis, Ph.D.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis received his doctoral degree from the University of Utah in International Relations and has been teaching for the University of Nevada System for the past 45 years. He has traveled around the world lecturing and conducting research on international terrorism and politics. He is a three-time International Fulbright Scholar conducting research in India, Egypt and Israel as well as Russia…

Ryan Fuller, Ph.D.

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Dr. Ryan Fuller is an educator with more than 10 years of teaching, research, and campus and community service experience. Known for creating a positive learning environment grounded in cutting-edge knowledge and practical experience for students, he has taught courses on business communication, management skills, public speaking, conflict management, crisis communication, and leadership…

Marc Glasser

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Marc Glasser’s career spans over three decades of public and private sector service including infrastructure protection, resilience, security, business continuity, crisis management, law enforcement and education. His U.S. Government career spans almost 30 years encompassing the fields of homeland security, emergency management and law enforcement. Marc's U.S. Government service includes serving…

Donette Gordon, Ph.D.

Donette Gordon
Dr. Donette Gordon has worked in law enforcement for 25 years, retiring as the Bureau of Land Management Chief of Security and Intelligence in Washington D.C. She was responsible for the oversight of the Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations Office and coordinated equipment distribution and personnel reassignment for natural disasters such as Hurricanes Rita and Wilma. Additionally,…

Kay Goss

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Kay Goss is an educator, author, historian, public servant, and emergency management official. Goss majored in political science, public administration, and government, with a minor in history, at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville, graduating in 1963. She earned a master’s degree from UA in 1966. From 1982 through 1993, Kay Goss served as senior assistant for intergovernmental…

Yuri Graves

Yuri Graves
Yuri Graves has been an emergency management practitioner for over 25 years. During his first 20 years of his professional life he served in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) leading many different missions related to disaster preparedness and response, salvage, wreck and debris removal, environmental protection, law enforcement, search and rescue, maritime safety, illegal migrant and drug…

M. Alexis Kennedy, Ph.D.

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M. Alexis Kennedy brings a forensic psychology perspective to studying victimization and children’s issues. Her areas of research include trauma, child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation through prostitution and domestic violence. She has published in numerous journals such as the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma and the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Alexis Kennedy won two…

Carolyn Levering

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Carolyn Levering, Emergency Management Administrator for the City of Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management (OEM), develops and maintains emergency response plans, manages federal and state grant programs, and conducts routine training and exercises. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has…

Joel D. Lieberman, Ph.D.

Joel Lieberman
Dr. Joel Lieberman received his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Arizona in 1997. His work involves the application of social psychological theories to criminal justice issues. More specifically, his research focuses on jury decision making, inter-group conflict, and police use of technology, including social media and unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones). In addition, he…

Sanford Mangold

Sanford Mangold
Sandy Mangold is a retired USAF Colonel, who is 7th Generation military. As a commissioned officer, Sandy had been assigned to 19 separate locations around-the-world. He served as an Orbital Analyst in Cheyenne Mountain; was an aide to a Lt. General; worked as a Space Shuttle Flight Controller in NASA Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center; served as the Commander of a Squadron stationed in…

Darwin Morgan, M.S.

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Darwin Morgan has been a member of the UNLV community and adjunct faculty member since 2011. He teaches several courses in the Criminal Justice Department, including Introduction to the Administration of Justice, Civic Engagement in Urban Communities, Peer Mentoring, and Corporate Security. He has over fifteen years of experience in the private security sector and previously worked for the Ohio…

Carlito Rayos

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Carlito Rayos has nearly two decades of service in public safety and policy at the local, state, tribal and federal level. Carlito has served within command and general staff as well as a responder for both proactive and reactive incidents of national significance. Rayos is the Hazardous Materials and Critical Infrastructure Coordinator for the Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) in Las Vegas, NV…

Antoine B. Richards

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Antoine Richards serves as the Chief of Staff for the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management. Richards’ experience includes over a decade of work in the healthcare and emergency management sectors including public health, community outreach, public affairs, DEI, and research. He is a Doctor of Science (DSc) Candidate in Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University…

Bryan Scyphers

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Bryan Scyphers received a bachelor’s degree in education from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Carolina. He holds the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) credential and has also been a certified paramedic since 1981. Bryan is employed when needed for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Medical…

George Togliatti

George Togliatti
George Togliatti is currently serving his second tenure as the Director of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. He is the former Vice President of Security, Surveillance, & Safety at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also a licensed Private Investigator and, in this capacity, acts as a security consultant for the National Hockey League (NHL). Mr. Togliatti is…

Staff Directory

Remedios Almazan

Asst. Business Manager
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Mail Code: 3007
Phone: 702-895-3959

Jasper Washington

Emergency and Crisis Management Facilitator
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Mail Code: 5009
Phone: 702-895-0233