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

Bucks Courier Times
February 15, 2021
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick isn’t up for reelection for another two years. He's less than two months into his third term in the U.S. Congress.
Las Vegas Sun
January 5, 2021
Two months after the 2020 elections, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is still in campaign mode. And she’s not even on a ballot.
Bem Parana
November 10, 2020
Close to giving Joe Biden victory, Nevada has become a Democratic state for the past 20 years, according to assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Nevada State University Kenneth Miller. According to him, the reason is one: Las Vegas. "The city has grown a lot and voters more sympathetic to Democrats have come to rival the former Republican majority in the state," he said.
November 4, 2020
As many political analysts predicted, the presidential race did not end on election night. This morning we continue to wait for results from several key battleground states, including Nevada.

Articles Featuring Kenneth Miller

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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.
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Campus News | March 5, 2020
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.