Kenneth Miller

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Expertise: Political Polling, Campaign Finance, Elections, Political Parties, Legislative Politics, Political Communication and Campaign Ads


Kenneth Miller is an assistant professor of political science with expertise in elections, pollling, campaign finance, and political communication. His teaching and research at UNLV focuses on how money affects American political campaigns and what happens in Congress.

Miller's past work has investigated how the sources of funds affect the content of campaign messages, the behavior of legislators, and the balance of power within party networks. He has also conducted research on the downstream effects of political communication — studying how images used in campaign advertisements affect perception of candidates' positions, and how the presentation of news affects how individuals choose which stories to read.

Prior to UNLV, Miller worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University, and as a visiting assistant professor of political science at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Before his academic career, he worked in political polling and consumer market research. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal of PoliticsPolitics and ReligionSocial Science Quarterly, and The Forum.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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Kenneth Miller In The News

Las Vegas Sun
February 25, 2020
Nevada, it’s time to catch our breath.
February 25, 2020
"We actually pulled this thing off in 14 days."
Las Vegas Sun
February 24, 2020
Today’s Nevada caucuses will be the first chance for the candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination to prove themselves in a state with a racially diverse electorate.
Las Vegas Sun
February 18, 2020
Volunteers working on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign were so determined to reach small-town Nevada voters that they traveled on horseback to their rural destination.

Articles Featuring Kenneth Miller

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus NewsMarch 5, 2020
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.