Dr. Philander is a gambling economist and an Assistant Professor at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business. Previously, he oversaw the GameSense responsible gambling program as Director of Social Responsibility at BCLC and also served as Director of Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute.
Dr. Philander has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals, including Tourism Economics, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Gambling Studies, and the Gaming Law Review and Economics. He is a member of the editorial board of International Gambling Studies, Harvard’s Division on Addiction’s Brief Addiction Science Information Source, and the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal. Prof. Philander has been named to Global Gaming Business Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, and was a co-recipient of the Research of the Year Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling.