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, polling, 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

August 3, 2021
Our country’s path to political influence involves defecting from your hometown and congregating in one of a handful of wealthy neighborhoods. It’s undermining trust in government — and corroding our democracy.
March 24, 2021
Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore, who had reported contributing just $500 to her political action committee Future for Nevadans since 2017, recently disclosed she actually loaned the PAC more than $41,000.
March 24, 2021
Las Vegas Councilor Michele Fiore, who had reported that she contributed just $ 500 to her Future for Nevadans Political Action Committee (PAC) since 2017, recently revealed that she actually loaned more than $ 41,000.
March 17, 2021
She needed no introduction, but the vice president offered one anyway.

Articles Featuring Kenneth Miller

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.