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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K.N.P.R. News
The primary elections are over and it looks like predictions for the U.S. Senate race, Las Vegas mayor and city council were spot on. Senator Jacky Rosen will face Republican Sam Brown in November. There were no surprises in the races for Congress. Shelley Berkeley will face Victoria Seaman for Las Vegas mayor; and two Las Vegas city council seats were likely won outright by incumbents Brian Knudsen and Olivia Diaz.
Las Vegas Sun
An ad supporting former U.S. Army Capt. Sam Brown’s Senate campaign in Nevada proclaims the Republican will “finish President Trump’s wall, destroy the cartels and stop the invasion of the border.” Brown, the leader among GOP primary candidates seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, makes no bones about his love for Trump.
The Nevada Independent
Political mail pieces that have arrived in North Las Vegas residents’ mailboxes attack state Sen. Dina Neal (D-North Las Vegas) as “‘Dirty Deal’ Neal,” alleging she has been “soft-on-crime for decades [and] has tried to destroy our police department and community.”
Angling to tap into strong support for the sweeping health law he helped pass 14 years ago, one of President Joe Biden's latest reelection strategies is to remind voters that former President Donald Trump tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Articles Featuring Kenneth Miller

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
Campus News | March 1, 2024

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The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News | October 2, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

Graduation surprise
Campus News | August 1, 2023

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

Dancers with the U.N.L.V. Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.