Michael Green

Associate Professor, History
Expertise: Nevada, Gaming, Civil War Era, Politics


Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV and teaches classes for both the history department and the Honors College. His courses range throughout U.S. history, but his teaching and research particularly focus on Las Vegas and Nevada history, the Civil War era and Abraham Lincoln, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is the author of Nevada: A History of the Silver State and co-author of Las Vegas:  A Centennial History, among other books and articles about Nevada. He has published three books on the Civil War era, including Lincoln and the Election of 1860 and Politics and America in Crisis: The Coming of the Civil War. He writes "Nevada Yesterdays," read by former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan, for KNPR and Nevada Humanities. He is a columnist for Nevada's Washington Watch and Vegas Seven. He is a member of the board of directors for The Mob Museum, for which he was one of the researchers.



  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Michael Green In The News

Reno News & Review
November 16, 2020
There is no evidence that a single Washoe County corpse voted by mail in Nevada’s 2020 election — or, in person, for that matter.
KSNV-TV: News 3
November 14, 2020
Gov. Steve Sisolak joins the thousands of Nevadans to test positive for COVID-19.
KSNV-TV: News 3
November 12, 2020
At the state capitol, two thirds of lawmakers have to agree to pass a tax hike in either chamber. If either party has a supermajority - two-thirds or more, they don't have to deal with the other party.
KSNV-TV: News 3
November 12, 2020
“The mail is done. The deadline was yesterday,” said Clark County Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, at a news briefing on the status of Clark County’s vote counting Wednesday morning at the elections headquarters building.

Articles Featuring Michael Green

Campus NewsNovember 5, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.
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PeopleOctober 21, 2020
Achievement in Service Award winner Michael Green is UNLV's resident expert in all things Silver State.
UNLV professor Michael Green
Business and CommunityOctober 12, 2020
Snail mail ballots have a long history of success, says UNLV historian Michael Green, so why all the controversy?
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Campus NewsOctober 9, 2020
Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.