Experts in the Field of Housing


John Anderson, the Baird Family Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, serves as the executive director of the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC), located at UNL and part of the federal statistical research data network. He is an expert in housing economics, urban economics, tax policy and public finance.

Anderson’s academic research and policy advising have been published in more than one hundred journal articles, books, book chapters, and government reports. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics at Western Michigan University and his Ph.D. in economics at Claremont Graduate University. He is an economist and an adviser to public policymakers in the fields of public finance, fiscal reform, and tax policy. Updated 12/12/23


Ryan Sullivan joined the Law College faculty in August 2013 as a supervising attorney in the Civil Clinical Law Program. As the director of the Civil Clinic, he supervises student attorneys providing legal services to veterans and underserved populations in the areas of tenant rights, debt collection defense, criminal record rehabilitation, estate planning, family law, and other civil matters. Sullivan also manages the Advance Directive Clinic (ADC) Project, where Civil Clinic students provide basic estate planning services to senior citizens in rural and semi-rural communities around the state of Nebraska. Sullivan also supervises several outreach projects within the Civil Clinic, including the Clean Slate Project, the Veterans Advocacy Project, the Tenants’ Rights Project and the Family Law Project.

He received his B.A. from Colorado State University-Pueblo while completing his enlistment in the U.S. Army, majoring in business administration. Thereafter he attended California University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his master’s in Health Sciences. After a career in the fitness industry, he enrolled at Nebraska College of Law where he served as an editor of the Nebraska Law Review, the chair of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the National Trial Team. Following graduation, Sullivan joined the law firm of Kinsey, Rowe, Becker and Kistler where he practiced in the area of general civil litigation. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Clinical Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and the Clinical Legal Education Association. Updated 12/12/23