Michael Green

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


Michael Green is a 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. A former journalist, he has served as 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

K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
The UNLV football program could cash in big time after playing one of its most successful seasons in a decade. This year’s 9-4 Rebels secured a winning record for the first time since 2013. On top of that, the team is heading to a bowl game in Phoenix at the end of the month.
Las Vegas Review Journal
For decades Las Vegas marketed itself with cowboy mythology. It never really stopped.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
Formula One continues to take over the Las Vegas Strip, bringing in fans from all around the world. The orange cones have some locals seeing red. But will the green, meaning the money expected to pour into our economy make all the construction headaches worth it?
New York Post
The F1 world has already descended on Las Vegas for the first Grand Prix in the city since 1982 and drivers are being offered everything the city has to offer — and we mean everything.

Articles Featuring Michael Green

The Las Vegas skyline (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | December 4, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

Spooky season at UNLV (Becca Schwartz\UNLV).
Campus News | November 1, 2023

A chilling collection of news stories focused on research, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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

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