Pearl Brewer , Ph.D

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Hotel Management Department
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Dr. Brewer was educated at Purdue University, receiving her bachelors and master's degrees in Restaurant, Hotel, and institutional Management and her doctorate in Computer Technology. Before coming to The University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the fall of 1993, Pearl was an assistant professor at Purdue University and Penn State University.  Her areas of expertise include courses in hospitality and gaming technology, the mathematics of casino games, and teambuilding. Along with being a Co-Chair of the Interactive Gaming Taskforce of Nevada (ITGF), Dr. Brewer was the past president of Hospitality Industry Technology Association (HITA), served on the Hospitality and Financial Professional’s HITEC conference advisory board, and currently serves on the Technology Committee of the American Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA). She is an active member of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Interactive Gaming Taskforce for Nevada.  Dr. Brewer has worked with many casinos including The Sahara, Luxor, MGM Mirage, Stations Casinos, Barona, as well as addressing  faculty and students from University of Macau, CapitalLand in Singapore, Australian Gaming executives, and presenting to the Nevada Gaming Commission and Nevada Gaming Control Board. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award, given by FS TECH, a food service technology association, the Technology Educator of the Year for 2002 presented by the Technology Business Alliance of Nevada, a Distinguished Service Award presented by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals organization, UNLV Boyd Research Award, and the UNLV Ace Denken Research Award.  Dr. Brewer has more than 40 articles and publication, numerous grants and is a frequent speaker on the subjects of hospitality and gaming technologies.

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