Christopher Stream

Director of the School of Public Policy and Leadership
Expertise: State and local government, Local government management, Public sector leadership, Public policy


Christopher Stream is director of the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He conducts research on issues of local government and public policy. His research has appeared in a variety of journals, including Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Political Research Quarterly, International Journal of Economic Development and State and Local Government Review.

Over the past 15 years, Stream has served as a policy consultant for a variety of government and nonprofit organizations. He has worked with state/local governments and community organizations to evaluate and improve policies and programs. Currently he directs the Masters of Public Administration projects in which he and a team of MPA students conduct yearlong evaluation studies for local governments and nonprofit organizations in Clark County, Nevada.


  • Ph.D., Florida State University

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Christopher Stream In The News

February 28, 2019
Las Vegas is a famously watchful place. Casino cameras keep tabs on players and dealers from the walls, tables, and ceilings. Analytics software tracks and predicts credit-card swipes, game preferences, and buffet choices. Occupancy levels are closely counted; peculiar behaviors noted. It’s all with an eye to lock down the vast stores of cash that keep Sin City afloat. To keep the odds in its favor, the house is always watching.
September 12, 2017
As the world goes digital, cybersecurity is becoming more and more important. Take, for example, the recent breach of Equifax credit monitoring, which exposed personal information of more than half of all Americans.
Digital Journal
June 2, 2017
Axiom Cyber Solutions today announced a strategic partnership with Dr. Ashok Sudhakar, a research professor at UNLV’s Office of Public Policy and Leadership and owner of Academy of Cybersecurity and Technology (ACT). This partnership will allow Axiom and Dr. Sudhakar to bring together regulatory compliance in the healthcare industry with world leading cybersecurity assessments and technology.
September 7, 2016
The diversification of Nevada’s population and economy prompted the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and UNLV to create an education program for professionals interested in better understanding government operations in the Silver State.

Articles Featuring Christopher Stream

Campus News | March 23, 2020
The sudden transition to remote learning will be bumpy, says UNLV's Chris Stream, but the forced change will speed technology infrastructure improvements.
People | November 13, 2018
Thanks to a new online bachelor's degree in urban studies, Miranda Barrie has been able to work, travel, campaign, and study on her own terms.
Katheryn "K.C." Brekken, Assistant Research Professor for the School of Public Policy and Leadership and MGM Resorts International Institute at UNLV poses in front of the Las Vegas Strip.
People | November 5, 2018
Ask this researcher about how citizens can be part of policy solutions.
Group of police officers
Campus News | August 17, 2017
Students in UNLV's crisis and emergency management program focus on preparedness for potential disasters