Dan Lee

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Expertise: American Politics, Congressional Politics, Elections, Political Parties


Dan Lee is an expert on American politics, congressional politics, elections, and political parties. Recent and ongoing research projects assess various aspects of the American party system, such as the impact of third parties and the dynamics of issue change in Congress.

His research has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice, Party Politics, American Politics Research, Comparative Political Studies, and Political Science Research and Methods.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University
  • B.S., Economics and Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Dan Lee In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 13, 2019
Vying for a seat on the Las Vegas City Council, former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz has scored high-profile endorsements from Nevada’s two U.S. senators, reinforcing her political clout and influential connections ahead of April’s primary election.
CTV News (Canada)
November 7, 2018
Political science professor Dan Lee joins us out of Las Vegas to break down the key U.S. midterm races in Nevada.
November 7, 2018
Nevada could help decide the balance of power in Washington going forward.
KVVU-TV: Fox 5
October 29, 2018
Clark County voters have said they are inundated with political ads this election season.

Articles Featuring Dan Lee

2016 Debate flags
Campus NewsSeptember 22, 2016
Students and the Las Vegas community will gather to watch live streams of the debates leading up to the final contest Oct. 19 at UNLV.
Hands rest hanging ourside of jail bars
Business and CommunityAugust 30, 2016
Criminal justice professor Emily J. Salisbury studies how the treatment of inmates affects all of us.
U.S. and Nevada Flag
Business and CommunityAugust 18, 2016
​Political science professor Dan Lee on the seesaw nature of the Silver State.
Dan Lee
PeopleMay 31, 2016
As a political scientist who studies elections, Dan Lee is finding 2016 a particularly interesting year.