Bo Bernhard, the executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was named to the Philip G. Satre chair in gaming studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Bernhard replaces the late Bill Eadington, the pioneer of commercial gaming studies, last held the Satre Chair position until his death in 2013. Bernhard will continue his post at UNLV.
He was named the inaugural research director at IGI in 2002, and he became IGI’s executive director in 2011.
The appointment means both Nevada universities will collaboratively offer gaming studies programs.
Bernhard graduated from Harvard University with a double major in sociology and psychology.
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