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

U.S. News & World Report
February 19, 2020
THERE COULD BE ATTACKS against those seen as too "establishment," or being a "socialist" American voters won't accept. There's likely to be a battle over health care and heavy criticisms of "Medicare for All." And the billionaire businessman almost certainly will be accused of trying to buy his way into high office.
Brookings
February 18, 2020
In establishing the first states to vote in the Democratic presidential nomination campaign, the party selected four states representing each U.S. region. These events are almost like a preseason before the big contests in March such as Super Tuesday when California and Texas cast ballots. The four early states that select delegates in February start in the Midwest with the Iowa caucuses, move to the Northeast and the New Hampshire primary, head to the West and the Nevada caucuses, and end in the South with the South Carolina primary.
Las Vegas Sun
February 18, 2020
In establishing the first states to vote in the Democratic presidential nomination campaign, the party selected four states representing each U.S. region.
Las Vegas Sun
February 5, 2020
The Nevada Democratic Party says it won’t be using the same app being blamed for delays in reporting the results of Monday night’s Democratic caucuses in Iowa.

Articles Featuring David Damore

Campus NewsFebruary 18, 2020
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.
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.