E. Lee Bernick

Professor of Public Policy
Expertise: Public Policy, Survey Research, Public Budgeting, Legislative Behavior

Biography

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 and University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).  At UNCG he was director of a center of social science research. He was an elected school board member in Greensboro, N.C. At UNLV he has served as chair of an academic department and dean of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. 

He and his students in the Ph.D. in public affairs program annually conduct a State of the State Survey: Nevada to tap the opinions of Nevadans on a wide ranging issues facing Nevada.  His current research projects include an analysis of national-state relations with regard to educational policy, county governments, and survey methodology.     

Education

  • B.A. Political Science, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Oklahoma
  • Ph. D. Political Science, University of Oklahoma

E. Lee Bernick In The News

Fox 47
December 14, 2018
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state's Capitol because it would trim some of his successor's powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony Evers from altering some GOP initiatives after he takes office in January.
dailyreporter
December 13, 2018
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is defending lame-duck legislation that sparked protests in the state’s Capitol because it would trim some of his successor’s powers.
Western Journal
December 12, 2018
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state’s Capitol because it would trim some of his successor’s powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony Evers from altering some GOP initiatives after he takes office in January.
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 12, 2018
Before a single shovel hits dirt or a crane pierces the sky, lobbyists are greasing the wheels for developers to construct Southern Nevada’s major resorts and master-planned communities.

Articles Featuring E. Lee Bernick

Lee Bernick
Campus NewsNovember 1, 2016
​Public policy professor Lee Bernick is teaching abroad this semester and has a few insights on what Europeans think of the 2016 U.S. election