Robert R. Ulmer, Ph.D.

Dean, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Robert R. Ulmer
Robert R. Ulmer is dean of the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The college is designed to engage a unique collection of interdisciplinary students, faculty, and staff to develop original solutions for producing effective urban communities. Ulmer’s work on organizational/community renewal informs and predicts why some cities in today’s headlines have struggled to prepare for terrorism…

Wanda Gispert

Vice President of Talent & Workforce Development, MGM Resorts International
Wanda Gispert
Wanda Gispert is the Vice President of Talent & Workforce Development for MGM Resorts International providing overall organizational insight, analysis, and strategic workforce development to effectively support the business needs of Las Vegas, eight regional resorts, and MGM Japan. Since joining MGM in 2016, she successfully opened MGM Springfield, a beautiful 950 million dollar investment in…

E. Lee Bernick, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Public Policy & Leadership
Emil Bernick
Lee Bernick is a professor with expertise in state and local public policy, survey research, public budgeting, and legislative behavior. He has been published in a variety of professional journals including Public Administration Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, and State and Local Government Review. Prior to coming to UNLV Bernick taught at Iowa State University…

Miliaikeala SJ. Heen, Ph.D

Research Professor, School of Public Policy and Leadership
Millia Heen

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…

Aaron Colletta

Doctoral Student, School of Public Policy and Leadership
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Aaron is a Ph.D. student in Public Affairs in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at UNLV. His research interests include regional economic sustainability and the labor impacts from automation. Before returning to academics, Aaron spent eight years in the film industry where he worked in story development and commercial production. Aaron holds a B.A. in Cinematic Narrative and a Master’s…