Faculty/Staff Directory

Bo Bernhard, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Bo Bernhard, Ph.D.
Office: SFB 345
Mail Code: 6037
Fax: 702-895-1135

Katherine Jackson

Associate Director

Katherine Jackson
Office: SFB 347
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-1265
Fax: 702-895-1135

Brett Abarbanel, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Brett Abarbanel
Office: SFB 339
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-1764
Fax: 702-895-1135

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Chief Executive in Residence, International Gaming Institute

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Mail Code: 6037

Patty Rice

Finance and Operations Manager

Office: SFB 341
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-2604
Fax: 702-895-1088

Ebony Granato

Program Manager, International Gaming Institute; Executive Assistant to Vice President Economic Development & Executive Director International Gaming Institute

Ebony Granato
Office: SFB 344
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-5952

Shekinah Hoffman

Research & Community Engagement Associate

Shekinah Hoffman

Itzel Alanis

Research Assistant & Program Coordinator

Itzel Alanis
Office: SFB 312-B
Mail Code: 6037

Robert Rippee, MBA, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Black Fire Innovation Hub

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Office: SFB 341
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-2604
Fax: 702-895-1088

Daniel Sahl, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Gaming Innovation

Daniel Sahl
Office: SFB 233
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-2622

Sara Phillips

Sara Phillips
Office: SFB 312C
Mail Code: 6041
Phone: 702-895-2452
Fax: 702-895-1135

Craig Ferreira

Operations Director

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Office: SFB 318
Mail Code: 6041
Phone: 702-895-2445
Fax: 702-895-1135

Becky Harris

Distinguished Fellow

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Phone: 702-895-4989

Alan Feldman

Distinguished Fellow

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Phone: 702-895-3815

Kasra Ghaharian

Research Assistant

Kasra Ghaharian
Mail Code: 6037

Marta Soligo, M.A.

Research Assistant

Marta Soligo
Office: SFB 247
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-5470

Jennifer Shatley

Research Assistant

Jennifer Shatley
Office: SFB 302
Mail Code: 6037

Gaming Faculty

Bo Bernhard, Ph.D.

Professor

Bo Bernhard, Ph.D.
Office: SFB 345
Mail Code: 6037
Fax: 702-895-1135

Stowe Shoemaker, Ph.D.

Professor & Dean, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

Stowe Shoemaker
Office: HOS 420
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-3308
Fax: 702-895-4109

Brett Abarbanel, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Brett Abarbanel
Office: SFB 339
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-1764
Fax: 702-895-1135

Anthony Cabot

Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law

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Jungsun (Sunny) Kim, Ph.D.

Jungsun (Sunny) Kim
Office: HOS 271
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-3643
Fax: 702-895-4872

Anthony Lucas, Ph.D.

Anthony Lucas
Office: HOS 466
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-2065
Fax: 702-895-1135

Ngai Pindell, J.D.

Vice Provost and Special Advisor

Ngai Pindell
Office: RLL 441
Mail Code: 1003
Fax: 702-895-3455

Toni Repetti, Ph.D.

Toni Repetti
Office: HOS 249
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-4408
Fax: 702-895-4872

Robert Rippee, MBA, Ph.D.

Director, Hospitality Lab at the International Gaming Institute

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Office: SFB 341
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-2604
Fax: 702-895-1088

Daniel Sahl, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Gaming Innovation

Daniel Sahl
Office: SFB 233
Mail Code: 6037
Phone: 702-895-2622

Ashok Singh, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Resorts, Gaming and Golf Management (RGGM) Department

Ashok Singh
Office: HOS 446
Mail Code: 6021
Phone: 702-895-4843
Fax: 702-895-4872

Donald Snyder

Presidential Advisor for Strategic Initiatives

Office: FDH 522
Mail Code: 1001
Phone: 702-895-0477
Fax: 702-895-5900