Jayce Farmer

Associate Professor of Governance
Expertise: Public finance, Urban affairs, State and local government policy, Regional governance


Jayce Farmer is an associate professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research interests and expertise include public finances, state and local government administration, urban affairs and issues, and public policy. He has more than a decade of experience in public fiscal administration, having worked as a policy and budget analyst for local governments in Florida. His budgeting experience includes coordinating and managing the capital budget process for the City of Tallahassee, Florida, as well as overseeing the implementation of several large government funds.

Farmer's experience also includes providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions in Central Texas in their efforts to enhance services for their citizens. In 2016, he conducted several citizen satisfaction surveys for local communities that provided valuable feedback to community leaders. These ongoing surveys are set to provide benchmarking tools for local governments throughout this region. Additionally, his experience in addressing local government issues has also led him to conduct workshops that have allowed him to advise appointed and elected local leaders on how to develop more effective working relationships.

In addition to his practical experience, he conducts research on a wide variety of local government policy and fiscal issues that has been published in several academic journals including: Public Budgeting and Finance, Urban Affairs Review, Public Performance & Management Review, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.



  • Ph.D. Florida State University

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Las Vegas Review Journal
Two top Las Vegas-Clark County Library District employees accepted free Super Bowl tickets worth thousands of dollars each and requested a third ticket, potentially violating the district’s conflict of interest policy.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Two months after leaving public office before the end of his term, former state Sen. Chris Brooks has landed a new role as an executive at a Southern California private energy company that plans to expand into Nevada.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, and other donors are committing $50 million to help fix the childcare crisis in New York City.
The US government’s definition of an American metropolis could change and some cities are concerned about being downgraded.

Articles Featuring Jayce Farmer

2022 U.N.L.V. Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Students pose between U.N.L.V. letters
Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

Jayce Farmer
Campus News | January 27, 2017

The public policy professor discusses trust for politicians, the influence of social media, and the state's next legislative session.