Steven T. Landis

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Expertise: Conflict Processes, Environmental Security, Research Methods, Foreign Policy, Climate Security, Political Science, Economic Development


Steven Landis is an expert on environmental security, economic development, and political violence. He provides insight on climate security, intrastate conflict, and questions of measurement in both time and space.

His research specialties include IR and foreign policy, environmental politics, and quantitative research methods.

Landis’ work has appeared in journals such as Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of Peace Research, Political Analysis, Political Geography, and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.



  • Ph.D., International Relations, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Political Science, Eastern Michigan University

Steven T. Landis In The News

Reno Gazette-Journal
Early in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin put his nuclear forces on high alert. This set off worries around the world, and here in Northern Nevada, where the question has been raised whether we could be a target.
The conflict in Ukraine continues to change on a minute-by-minute basis, and journalists who are seeking context into the myriad political, historical, social, and economic issues that have arisen as a result of the Russian invasion can turn to the following UNLV experts for insight.

Articles Featuring Steven T. Landis

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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