Robert R. Ulmer

Dean, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Expertise: Community renewal, Risk and crisis communication

Biography

Robert R. Ulmer is dean of the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The college is designed to engage a unique collection 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 and other crises, wrestled to resolve issues of social inequity and race relations, failed to develop useful strategies to support those citizens that are marginalized and disenfranchised, and have been unsuccessful in engaging in meaningful community conversations about how to resolve their unique challenges.

Conversely, his research also illustrates how effective cities can manage conflict well, can develop unique community solutions for their challenges, can be transparent and collaborative in decision making, and can promote inclusivity and engagement throughout urban life.

He has extensive experiences putting these ideas into practice having worked with the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and public and private companies. 

Education

  • BA Sociology, University of Saskatchewan
  • MA Speech Communication, North Dakota State University
  • PhD Communication, Wayne State University

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Robert R. Ulmer In The News

Las Vegas Sun
November 27, 2021
UNLV and one of the area’s biggest employers are partnering on a job training program to help former foster youth overcome the long odds of their circumstances.
Elko Daily Free Press
November 2, 2021
Daniel Holstein never thought his career as a Las Vegas police crime scene analyst would lead to a lengthy run working in television.
U.S. News and World Report
November 1, 2021
Daniel Holstein never thought his career as a Las Vegas police crime scene analyst would lead to a lengthy run working in television.
San Antonio Express-News
November 1, 2021
Daniel Holstein never thought his career as a Las Vegas police crime scene analyst would lead to a lengthy run working in television.

Articles Featuring Robert R. Ulmer

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

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Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.