Bo Bernhard, Ph.D.

Bo Bernhard, Ph.D.
A fifth-generation Nevadan, Dr. Bo Bernhard happily calls Las Vegas home, but he works often in jurisdictions as diverse as South Africa, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Macao, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Portugal, Albania, Austria, Greece, England, Serbia, and Canada – as well as dozens of states in the U.S. Dr. Bernhard began his research career at Harvard…

Stowe Shoemaker, Ph.D.

Professor & Dean, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Stowe Shoemaker
Since becoming dean in 2013, Dr. Shoemaker has been active in advancing the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality to meet — and exceed — the Top Tier goals set by the university. His long and varied career in hospitality and gaming has garnered him numerous scholarly grants and honors including a Lincy Professorship, Michael D. Olsen Research Award, and many others. Research Interests…

Brett Abarbanel, Ph.D.

Director of Research
Brett Abarbanel
Dr. Brett Abarbanel is Director of Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, International Gaming Institute, with a joint affiliate appointment at University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Abarbanel's research covers Internet gambling policy and behavior, esports and gambling, operations and technology use, and responsible gambling and community relations. Dr. Abarbanel is the co-executive…

Anthony Cabot

Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law
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Before joining the Boyd School of Law in March 2018, Anthony Cabot practiced gaming law for 37 years and was a former chair of the gaming law practice and executive committee member at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. While in private practice, Chambers Global as Leading Lawyers for Business, for Gaming Regulation selected Cabot as the highest tier (star) gaming attorney for ten consecutive…

Jungsun (Sunny) Kim, Ph.D.

Jungsun (Sunny) Kim
Dr. Jungsun “Sunny” Kim received her Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She received her M.S. in Hotel Administration also from UNLV and a B.S. in Hotel and Tourism Management from Kyung Hee University, South Korea. She also served on the faculty of Texas Tech University, teaching hospitality marketing and hospitality finance courses. In terms of…

Anthony Lucas, Ph.D.

Anthony Lucas
Anthony F. Lucas received his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2000.  He also received an MBA, in 1992, from UNLV, and a BS, in Accounting, from Ball State University in 1986.  Over a ten-year period, Dr. Lucas worked in the areas of financial and operations analysis for Harvey’s Resort Hotel Casino, Harrah’s, the MGM Grand, and the Palace Station Hotel Casino. Currently he…

Robert Rippee, MBA, Ph.D.

Director, Hospitality Lab at the International Gaming Institute
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Dr. Rippee is currently the Executive Director of UNLV's Black Fire Innovation Hub, as the visionary guide for teams of students, faculty, staff, and partner stakeholders in fulfilling the vision and mission for economic development and diversity through problem-solving based idea creation, innovation, acceleration, and commercialization. Black Fire Innovation Hub brings one of the nation's top…

Daniel Sahl, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Gaming Innovation
Daniel Sahl
Daniel Sahl serves as the director for the Center for Gaming Innovation, part of the International Gaming Institute. In this role, Dr. Sahl works with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and industry leaders to drive, develop, and commercialize new casino gaming technologies. Since its inception in 2013, the Center for Gaming Innovation has produced 18 issued US patents and successfully…

Ashok Singh, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Resorts, Gaming and Golf Management (RGGM) Department
Ashok Singh
Ashok Singh is an applied statistics expert who received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (1977).  In addition to producing an extensive body of research, Dr. Singh has:  Taught undergraduate and graduate statistics, mathematics, and operations research courses at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, New Mexico (1978 - 1991); Developed and taught…

Donald Snyder

Presidential Advisor for Strategic Initiatives
Donald Snyder has deep ties to the university and Southern Nevada. An executive with senior leadership experience in both the commercial banking and gaming industries, Snyder is immediate past president of UNLV and now serves, on a volunteer basis, as a presidential advisor. Snyder has been involved with UNLV for nearly 30 years as a volunteer or administrator. Prior to his term as acting UNLV…