Kenneth Miller

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

Biography

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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Kenneth Miller In The News

Newsweek
Democratic Representative Val Demings became the congressional candidate who spent the most but still lost in her failed campaign to oust Republican Marco Rubio from his U.S. Senate seat in Florida last week.
Newsmax
Florida’s Democratic Rep. Val Demings spent the most of losing candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, using some $68 million out of the $72 million raised during the cycle.
Fox 19 News
Campaigns across Nevada are certainly on edge whether the bad weather will actually affect voter turnout. For many races every vote counts, especially the most expensive race in Nevada history for Senate.
K.V.V.U. T.V. Fox 5
Many races in Nevada’s 2022 election could go “red” or blue” due to the razor-slim margins for polls, according to a UNLV professor.

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