Tiffiany Howard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Migration, Demography, and Population Studies (CMDP) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Dr. Tiffiany Howard is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Migration, Demography, and Population Studies (CMDP) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She is also the former Bank of America-Small Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Research Fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Dr. Howard earned her joint doctorate in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2006, and joined the UNLV faculty in 2008. Her fields of specialization include international security, immigration and refugee policy, and comparative analyses of race, gender and ethnicity.
She is a member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and works with the organization to provide resources and educational opportunities to help Nevada businesses succeed and create jobs. She has worked with businesses such as Bank of America, Home Depot, Walmart, Nevada Energy, Cox Communications, MGM, and Nike to promote community engagement and corporate social responsibility. Additionally, her expertise in fund development, launching capital campaigns, cultivating donor relations, securing foundation grants, and program and policy evaluation position her well for understanding how business and community leaders work together around common interests of economic empowerment for disadvantaged communities.
She is also the recipient of several prestigious grant awards and research fellowships, including the Council on Foreign Relations-International Affairs Fellowship; the Geneva Center for Security Policy-Associate Fellowship; the Asser Institute-Visiting Fellowship; the Department of Education-UISFL Program-Business Spanish Experience Grant; the Black Mountain Institute-Faculty Fellowship; the Ford Foundation-Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship; the APSA Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Fellowship; and the Department of Defense-DARPA Research Fellowship.
Dr. Howard is the author of The Tragedy of Failure (Praeger Security International/ABC-CLIO, 2010), and Failed States and the Origins of Violence (Routledge, 2014). She is the co-author of Sex, Power and Politics (Palgrave: 2016), and Latinos in Nevada (University of Nevada Press, Forthcoming 2021). Other notable peer reviewed publications appear in Civil Wars, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the Journal of Political Science Education, National Political Science Review, the Journal for Deradicalization, and Immigrants and Minorities.