Lia Nower is a professor and director of the Center for Gambling Studies and the Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate Program at the Rutgers University School of Social Work. She is the 2019 recipient of the Research Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling in Washington D.C., where she chairs the research committee. A former Fulbright research fellow, she is the co-editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Disordered Gambling and an upcoming book on risk-taking behavior. Recent research focuses on the etiology and treatment problem gambling and video gaming, training and treatment for individuals with behavioral addictions, online gaming and sports wagering, measurement of behavioral addictions, and criminal behavior and problem gambling. A former criminal and civil trial attorney, Dr. Nower has served as a consultant on gambling-related crimes as well as civil cases arising from problematic gambling and video gaming.
Lia NowerProfessor and Director
Center for Gambling Studies
School of Social Work
Gambling; Problem gambling and gambling disorder; Criminal behavior and gambling; Video gaming; Internet gaming; Sports wagering; Addiction; Behavioral addiction; Internet addiction; Legal issues in addiction