Ross D. Bryant
M.A. California State University San Bernardino, CA, National Security Studies
B.A. Old Dominion University, VA, German Language
Ross Bryant is the Homeland Security Initiatives program manager for the UNLV Harry Reid Center. He was formerly the deputy director for the UNLV Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and has 30 years of experience in project management, logistics coordination, curriculum development and training delivery. As the deputy director, Bryant served as the principal investigator (PI) for the UNLV ISS ($7 million) infrastructure grant and all inter-local contracts with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He also served as project manager for the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center’s $1.6 million PERFusion project, which consisted of the establishment of the SNCTC STIX website, the development of the Nevada “See Something, Say Something” campaign, and the development of 29 Counter-Terrorism Law Enforcement and private sector security web-based training modules resulting in the training of more than 3,500 public safety officers and 600 private sector security personnel.
Bryant came to the ISS after a 24-year career as an army officer and former commander of the UNLV Army ROTC detachment. His interests include staying in contact with former UNLV cadets, who are now army officers serving overseas in the global war on terrorism, supporting veteran initiatives and programs and working with community partners in terrorism awareness and emergency preparedness.