David Damore

Professor of Political Science
Brookings Mountain West Fellow in Governance Studies
Expertise: American Politics, Elections, Campaigns, Public Policy at State and National Levels, Latino Politics

Biography

David Damore teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American politics and research methods and serves as the Department of Political Science’s Graduate Coordinator.

Professor Damore studies campaigns and elections and policymaking in the U.S. at both the national and state levels. His research has been published in the Journal of PoliticsPolitical Research QuarterlyPolitical Behavior, and American Politics Research. He has also written numerous book chapters on various aspects of Nevada politics and policy making.

He is currently working on projects examining the policymaking capacity of the Nevada Legislature, the causes and consequences of the growth in Nevada's Latino community (with John Tuman) and how Nevada's geography has shaped the state's political and economic development since its founding.

In addition to his position at UNLV, Professor Damore is a Brookings Mountain West fellow, a senior analyst for Latino Decisions, and an advisor to Project Vote Smart. He also regularly comments on Nevada governmental and political issues for local, national, and international media outlets.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Davis
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego

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David Damore In The News

MSN
October 8, 2019
It was a surreal moment. Dorsey, 61, spent 11 years in prison for several burglary and theft felonies. He was released in 2013 and placed on lifetime parole, which made him unable to vote in Nevada.
NBC News
October 8, 2019
On an evening in August, Kenneth Dorsey received a long-awaited notice in the mail from the Clark County Election Department: his voter registration card.
Herald Globe
September 21, 2019
Cafe owner Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, the only Latino on the six-member city council in Reading, Pennsylvania, says it has been a struggle to educate her community about its bulked-up voting muscle.
Voice of America
September 20, 2019
Café owner Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, the only Latino on the six-member city council in Reading, Pennsylvania, says it has been a struggle to educate her community about its bulked-up voting muscle.

Articles Featuring David Damore

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus NewsSeptember 25, 2019
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
David Damore
Campus NewsOctober 13, 2016
Political science professor David Damore is one of UNLV's go-to sources for context on the state’s hot-button issues.
Voting line
Business and CommunitySeptember 20, 2016
Political science professor David Damore on how just a few Nevada votes can turn an entire election.
Workers set up scaffolding
Business and CommunitySeptember 13, 2016
Boyd School of Law’s Ruben Garcia shares insight on the employment law issues that loom in this year’s election