David Damore

Chair and Professor, Department 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 is professor and chair of the UNLV Department of Political Science and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American politics and research methods.

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

August 17, 2021
Political and population trends are colliding as the steadily escalating tension between red states and their blue cities across the Sun Belt is reaching a breaking point over the volatile issue of school masking.
August 17, 2021
The new Census Bureau figures released last week help explain the intensity of this struggle.
August 17, 2021
Political and population trends are colliding as the steadily escalating tension between red states and their blue cities across the Sun Belt is reaching a breaking point over the volatile issue of school masking.
August 16, 2021
More than eight months after Gov. Steve Sisolak shocked many in Nevada’s higher education world by floating the idea of breaking the state’s four community colleges off into their own governing board, nearly all parties are still waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Articles Featuring David Damore

Campus News | July 9, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.
"I Voted" stickers
Campus News | January 5, 2021
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.
Campus News | December 10, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
Campus News | November 5, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.