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Curriculum Vitae

Damore CV 1.8.24

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Digital Scholarship@UNLV

Academic Appointments

Lincy Presidential Chair, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (December 2023 to present)

Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2016 to present)

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2006 to June 2016)

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (August 2000 to June 2006)

Administrative Appointments

Executive Director, The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (May 2023 to present)

Interim Executive Director, The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (October 2021 to April 2023)

Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2018 to April 2023)

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2015 to June 2018)

Other Appointments

Senior Nonresident Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Davis (2000)

M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia (1995)

B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego (1992)

Publications: Books

Damore, David F., Robert E. Lang, and Karen Danielsen. 2021. Blue Metros, Red States:  The Shifting Urban–Rural Divide in America’s Swing States. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Tuman, John P. Tuman, Tiffiany O. Howard, David F. Damore, and Nerses Kopalyan. 2021. Latinos in Nevada: A Political, Economic, and Social Profile. Reno and Las Vegas:  University of Nevada Press.

Publications: Refereed Journal Articles

Damore, David F. and Michelle Kuenzi. 2019. “Executive Turnovers in sub–Saharan Africa.” International Area Studies Review 22 (1): 21–40.

Damore, David F. and Stephen P. Nicholson. 2013. “Mobilizing Interests:  Group Participation in Direct Democracy Elections.” Political Behavior 36 (3): 535–552 (Winner of the 2008 Allan Saxe Best Paper Award for the Best Paper on State and Local Politics presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association).

Damore, David F., Shaun Bowler and Stephen P. Nicholson. “Agenda Setting by Direct Democracy: Comparing the Initiative and Referendum.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 12 (4): 367–393.

Damore, David F., Shaun Bowler, and Mallory M. Waters. 2012. “Unhappy, Uninformed, or Uninterested?  Understanding ‘None of the Above’ Voting.” Political Research Quarterly 65 (4): 898–910.

Damore, David F., Thomas G. Hansford and A.J. Barghothi. 2010. “Explaining the Decision to Withdraw from a U.S. Presidential Nomination Campaign.” Political Behavior 32 (1): 157–180.

Damore, David F. 2006. “The 2001 Nevada Redistricting and Perpetuation of the Status Quo.” American Review of Politics 27 (Summer): 149–168.

Damore, David F. 2005. “Issue Convergence in Presidential Campaigns.” Political Behavior 27 (1): 71–97.

Damore, David F. 2004. “The Dynamics of Issue Ownership in Presidential Campaigns.” Political Research Quarterly 57 (3): 391–397.

Damore, David F. 2003. “Using Campaign Advertisements to Assess Campaign Processes.”  Journal of Political Marketing 3 (1): 39–59.

Jelen, Ted G., David F. Damore, and Thomas Lamatsch. 2003. “Gender, Employment Status, and Abortion:  A Longitudinal Study.” Sex Roles 47 (7/8): 321–330.

David F. Damore. “Candidate Strategy and the Decision to Go Negative.”  Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 4 (September 2002): 669–686.

Damore, David F. 2022. “Candidate Strategy and the Decision to Go Negative.” Political Research Quarterly 55 (4): 669–686.

Hansford, Thomas G. and David F. Damore. 2000. “Congressional Preferences, Perceptions of Threat, and Supreme Court Decision Making.” American Politics Quarterly 28 (4):  512–532.

Terkildsen, Nayda and David F. Damore. 1999. “The Dynamics of Racialized Media Coverage in Congressional Elections.”Journal of Politics 61 (3):  680–699.

Damore, David F. and Thomas G. Hansford. 1999. “The Allocation of Party Controlled Resources in the House of Representatives, 1989–1996.” Political Research Quarterly 52 (2): 371–386.

Damore, David F.1997. “A Dynamic Model of Candidate Fundraising:  The Case of Presidential Nomination Campaigns.” Political Research Quarterly 50 (2): 343–364.

Publications: Book Chapters

David F. Damore and Kenneth M. Miller. 2024. “Beating Back the Tide:  Cortez Masto Prevails in Nevada’s U.S. Senate Election.” In The Roads to Congress 2022, eds. Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin, and Walter Wilson, 285-302. New York:  Palgrave MacMillan.

Damore, David F., Elizabeth Maltby and Rebecca D. Gill. 2022. “Battleground Nevada Holds Steady in 2020.” In Presidential Swing States, 3rd ed, eds. David A. Schultz and Rafael Jacob, 27-49.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 27–49.

Damore, David F., Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang. 2022. “Blue Metros, Red States: The Geography of the 2020 Vote in the Swing States.” In State of the Parties 2022:  The Changing Role of American Political Parties, eds. John C. Green, David B. Cohen, and Kenneth M. Miller, 129-145. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.

Damore, David F. “None of the Above Voting.” 2020. In Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends, Volume 2, ed. Mark P. Jones, 422-424. Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC–CLIO.

Damore, David F. 2020. “Demography Realized?  The 2016 Latino Vote and in Nevada.” In Latinos and the 2016 Election:  Latino Resistance to the Election of Donald Trump, eds. Gabriel R. Sanchez, Luis Fraga, and Ricardo Ramirez, 211-230. East Lansing Michigan. Michigan State University.

Damore, David F. 2019. “Senator Spineless and the Campaign Against Demography.” In Cases in Congressional Campaigns:  Split Decision, eds. Randall E. Adkins David A. Dulio, 49-68. New York:  Routledge.

Damore, David F. and Rebecca D. Gill. 2018. “A Swing State No More? Demographic and Political Change in the Silver State.” In Presidential Swing States, 2nd ed, eds. David A. Schultz and Rafael Jacob, 121-150. Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2017. “Nevada Senate Race:  The Reid Machine’s Last Stand.” In The Roads to Congress 2016, eds. Sean D. Foreman and Marcia L. Godwin.  305-320. New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Damore, David F. and Rebecca D. Gill. 2015. “Swing–State Politics in the Silver State.” In Presidential Swing States:  Why Ten Only Matter, eds. David A. Schultz and Stacy Hunter Hecht, 195-222.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. “It’s the Economy Stupid?  Not so Fast:  The Impact of the Latino Vote on the 2012 Presidential Election in Nevada.”  In Latinos and the 2012 Election, ed. Gabriel R. Sanchez.  2015.   East Lansing Michigan:  Michigan State University, 181–198.

Barreto, Matt, Gary M. Segura, Elizabeth Bergman, David Damore, and Adrian Pantoja. 2014. “The Prop 187 Effect: The Politics of Immigration and Lessons from California. In Latino America:  How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation, eds. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura, 173-188. New York: PublicAffairs.

Barreto, Matt, Gary M. Segura, Elizabeth Bergman, and David Damore. 2014. “Immigration Politics and the 2014 Election.” In Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation, eds. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura. 189-204. New York: PublicAffairs.

Damore, David F. and Kenneth J. Retzl. 2013. “The Curious Candidacy of Jon Huntsman.” In The 2012 Nomination and the Future of the Republican Party: The Internal Battle, ed. William J. Miller, 61-75. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2013. “Swimming Against the Tide:  Partisan Gridlock and the 2011 Nevada Redistricting.” In The Political Battle Over Congressional Redistricting, ed. William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling. 67-86. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2012. “Reapportionment and Redistricting in the Mountain West.” In America’s New Swing Region, ed. Ruy Teixeira, 153-185. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Damore, David F. 2011. “Reid vs. Angle in Nevada’s Senate Race:  Harry Houdini Escapes the Wave.” In Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave, 2nd ed., eds. Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio, 32-53. New York: Routledge.

Damore, David F. 2011. “The Tea Party Angle in the Nevada Senate Race.” In Tea Party Effects on 2010 Senate Elections, eds. William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling, 47-66.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F., Ted G. Jelen, and Michael W. Bowers. 2007. “Sweet Land of Liberty: Gay Marriage and Mormonism in Nevada.” In Religious Interests in Community Conflict, eds. Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson, 51-72. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.

Publications: Policy Briefs and Reports

Damore, David F., William E. Brown, Jr., Karen A. Danielsen, Robert E. Lang, Jaewon Lim, Magdalena Martinez, Fatma Nasoz, Arthur C. Nelson, and Caitlin J. Saladino. 2002. Nevada Economic Development and Public Policy 2022–2026:  A Sustainable Future for All Nevadans. The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West.

Lang, Robert E. and David F. Damore. 2019. “The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.” Education Series, No. 7. The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F., William E. Brown Jr. and Robert E. Lang. 2018. “The Failure of Higher Education Reform and the 2017 Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Special Report No. 6. The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F., Robert E. Lang, Fatma Nasoz, William E. Brown, Jr., and Caitlin J. Saladino. 2017. “Rethinking Cooperative Extension in Southern Nevada.” Special Report No. 5. The Lincy Institute.

Lang, Robert E. and David F. Damore. 2016. “The End of the Democratic Blue Wall?” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. and Robert E. Lang. 2016. “Beyond Density and Diversity:  Understanding the Socio–Cultural Geography of Contemporary Presidential Elections.” Brookings Mountain West.

Martinez, Magdalena and David F. Damore. 2015. “Modernizing Nevada’s Education Structures: Opportunities for the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Education Series, No. 6.  The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F. 2014. “Held Harmless: Higher Education Funding and the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature.”  Special Report, No. 3. The Lincy Institute.

Martinez, Magdalena, David F. Damore, and Robert E. Lang. 2014. “The Case for a New College Governance Structure in Nevada: Integrating Higher Education with the Economic Development.” Education Series, No. 6.  The Lincy Institute.

Lim, Jaewon, John P. Tuman, and David F. Damore. 2013. “Interstate Migration Among Latinos and the Foreign–Born Latino Population in Nevada, 2007–2011.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. 2013. “Advancing Southern Nevada’s Regional Priorities: Overview of the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Brookings Mountain West.

Tuman, John P., David F. Damore, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013. “The Impact of the Great Recession on Nevada’s Latino Community.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F., John P. Tuman, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013. “A Political Profile of Nevada’s Latino Population”. Brookings Mountain West.

Tuman, John P., David F. Damore, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013 “Immigration and the Contours of Nevada’s Latino Population.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. 2012. “The Impact of Diversity and Density on Reapportionment and Redistricting in the Mountain West,” Brookings Institution Issues in Governance Studies, Number 43.

Damore, David F. 2002 “The Message Versus the Messenger: The Campaign for Nevada’s 3rd District.” Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Policy Program’s Improving Elections Initiative.

Conference Presentations (Last Ten Years)

“Kuenzi, Michelle, David F. Damore, and Zachary Billot. 2023. “The Determinants of Presidential Electoral Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Presented at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Damore, David F., Jaewon Lim, Arthur C. Nelson, Fatma Nasoz, and Magdalena Martinez. 2022. “Nevada’s Demographic and Economic Geography: The Three Nevadas.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Scottsdale, AZ.

Damore, David F., Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang. 2021. “Blue Metros, Red States: The Geography of the 2020 Vote in the Swing States.” Presented at the State of the Parties: 2020 and Beyond Virtual Conference, The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron.

Damore, David F. 2019. “The Geography of Diversity and Its Electoral Consequences.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, San Diego, CA.

Damore, David F. 2018. “Red State, Blue Metro: The Case of Nevada.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Orlando, FL (Winner of the 2018 Allan Saxe Best Paper Award for the Best Paper on State and Local Politics presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association).

Damore, David F. 2017. “The Political Economy of Nevada’s Geography.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Damore, David F. 2017. “The Latino Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Austin, TX.

Damore, David F. 2015 “Latino Influence in the 2014 Elections.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Damore, David F. and Robert E. Lang. 2014. “Beyond Density and Diversity: Understanding the Obama Coalition.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, San Antonio, TX.

Grants and Sponsored Research

The Gender Cap in Nevada: K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Study, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (Brookings Mountain West) 2023.

Nevada K-12 Performance and Implications for Economic Diversification, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (The Lincy Institute), 2023.

Southern Nevada Industrial Analysis, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research, and the UNLV Transportation Research Center), 2022-2023.

Nevada’s Plan for Recovery and Resilience, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (SRI International in collaboration with RCG Economics and Brookings Mountain West), 2019-2020

The Policymaking Capacity of the Nevada Legislature, The Lincy Institute, 2014–15.

Advancing Southern Nevada’s Regional Priorities, Brookings Mountain West, 2011 and 2013.

A Demographic, Political, and Policy Profile of Nevada’s Latino Population, Brookings Mountain West, 2013.

Vehicle Miles Travel Pilot Study Nevada Department of Transportation/University of Nevada, Reno, Sub–grant, 2009–2010.

Case Study Consultant (NV 3rd) Pew Charitable Trusts Improving Elections Initiative (principal investigators:  L. Sandy Maisel and Darrell West), 2002.

Graduate Courses Taught

Research Design and Methodology

Advanced Quantitative Methods

Proseminar in American Politics

Comparative Political Behavior (with Dr. Michele Kuenzi)

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Introduction to American Politics

Research Methods in Political Science

Legislative Process

Interest Groups and Political Parties

Public Opinion and Political Behavior

Elections and Governance

Professional Service

Association Leadership (elected):

Past President, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2018–2019

President, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2017–2018

President Elect, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2016–2017

Past Vice President and Program Chair, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2015–2016

Vice President and Program Chair, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2014–2015

Vice President and Program Chair Elect, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2013–2014

Member, Executive Committee Southwestern Political Science Association, 2009–2011 and 2015–2016

Program Chair:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2015

Program Committee:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012 and 2015

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2006 and 2010

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2005 and 2004

Panel Discussant:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012, 2016, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2011

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2015

Panel Chair:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2011, 2003, 2004, and 2005

Award Committees:

Journal of Politics Best Paper Award Committee, 2015–2016.

Southwestern Political Science Association Best Undergraduate Student Paper, 2011–2012.

Charles Redd Politics of the West Award Committee, 2006–2007, 2013–2014

Western Political Science Association’s Dissertation Award Committee, 2007–2008

Reviewer:

American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, American Politics Research, American Review of Politics, Asian Journal of Communication, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Congressional Quarterly Press, Democratization, Electoral Studies, European Union Politics, The International Journal of Press/Politics, IRL Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Political Marketing, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Longman Publishing, The Midsouth Political Science Review, New Media & Society, Party Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, Politics & Gender, Politics, Gender, and Identities, Politics and Policy, Politics and Religion, PS:  Political Science & Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Taylor & Francis, University of Nevada Press, W.W. Norton & Company, Wadsworth, and Western European Politics.

(updated January 2024)

 

Damore CV 1.8.24

Google Scholar

Digital Scholarship@UNLV

Academic Appointments

Lincy Presidential Chair, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (December 2023 to present)

Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2016 to present)

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2006 to June 2016)

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (August 2000 to June 2006)

Administrative Appointments

Executive Director, The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (June 2023 to present)

Interim Executive Director, The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (October 2021 to present)

Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2018 to April 2023)

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2015 to June 2018)

Other Appointments

Senior Nonresident Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Davis (2000)

M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia (1995)

B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego (1992)

Publications: Books

Damore, David F., Robert E. Lang, and Karen Danielsen. 2021. Blue Metros, Red States:  The Shifting Urban–Rural Divide in America’s Swing States. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Tuman, John P. Tuman, Tiffiany O. Howard, David F. Damore, and Nerses Kopalyan. 2021. Latinos in Nevada: A Political, Economic and Social Profile. Reno and Las Vegas:  University of Nevada Press.

Publications: Refereed Journal Articles

Damore, David F. and Michelle Kuenzi. 2019. “Executive Turnovers in sub–Saharan Africa.” International Area Studies Review 22 (1): 21–40.

Damore, David F. and Stephen P. Nicholson. 2013. “Mobilizing Interests:  Group Participation in Direct Democracy Elections.” Political Behavior 36 (3): 535–552 (Winner of the 2008 Allan Saxe Best Paper Award for the Best Paper on State and Local Politics presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association).

Damore, David F., Shaun Bowler and Stephen P. Nicholson. “Agenda Setting by Direct Democracy: Comparing the Initiative and Referendum.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 12 (4): 367–393.

Damore, David F., Shaun Bowler, and Mallory M. Waters. 2012. “Unhappy, Uninformed, or Uninterested?  Understanding ‘None of the Above’ Voting.” Political Research Quarterly 65 (4): 898–910.

Damore, David F., Thomas G. Hansford and A.J. Barghothi. 2010. “Explaining the Decision to Withdraw from a U.S. Presidential Nomination Campaign.” Political Behavior 32 (1): 157–180.

Damore, David F. 2006. “The 2001 Nevada Redistricting and Perpetuation of the Status Quo.” American Review of Politics 27 (Summer): 149–168.

Damore, David F. 2005. “Issue Convergence in Presidential Campaigns.” Political Behavior 27 (1): 71–97.

Damore, David F. 2004. “The Dynamics of Issue Ownership in Presidential Campaigns.” Political Research Quarterly 57 (3): 391–397.

Damore, David F. 2003. “Using Campaign Advertisements to Assess Campaign Processes.”  Journal of Political Marketing 3 (1): 39–59.

Jelen, Ted G., David F. Damore, and Thomas Lamatsch. 2003. “Gender, Employment Status, and Abortion:  A Longitudinal Study.” Sex Roles 47 (7/8): 321–330.

David F. Damore. “Candidate Strategy and the Decision to Go Negative.”  Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 4 (September 2002): 669–686.

Damore, David F. 2022. “Candidate Strategy and the Decision to Go Negative.” Political Research Quarterly 55 (4): 669–686.

Hansford, Thomas G. and David F. Damore. 2000. “Congressional Preferences, Perceptions of Threat, and Supreme Court Decision Making.” American Politics Quarterly 28 (4):  512–532.

Terkildsen, Nayda and David F. Damore. 1999. “The Dynamics of Racialized Media Coverage in Congressional Elections.”Journal of Politics 61 (3):  680–699.

Damore, David F. and Thomas G. Hansford. 1999. “The Allocation of Party Controlled Resources in the House of Representatives, 1989–1996.” Political Research Quarterly 52 (2): 371–386.

Damore, David F.1997. “A Dynamic Model of Candidate Fundraising:  The Case of Presidential Nomination Campaigns.” Political Research Quarterly 50 (2): 343–364.

Publications: Book Chapters

David F. Damore and Kenneth M. Miller. 2024. “Beating Back the Tide:  Cortez Masto Prevails in Nevada’s U.S. Senate Election.” In The Roads to Congress 2022, eds. Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin, and Walter Wilson, 285-302. New York:  Palgrave MacMillan.

Damore, David F., Elizabeth Maltby and Rebecca D. Gill. 2022. “Battleground Nevada Holds Steady in 2020.” In Presidential Swing States, 3rd ed, eds. David A. Schultz and Rafael Jacob, 27-49.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 27–49.

Damore, David F., Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang. 2022. “Blue Metros, Red States: The Geography of the 2020 Vote in the Swing States.” In State of the Parties 2022:  The Changing Role of American Political Parties, eds. John C. Green, David B. Cohen, and Kenneth M. Miller, 129-145. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.

Damore, David F. “None of the Above Voting.” 2020. In Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends, Volume 2, ed. Mark P. Jones, 422-424. Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC–CLIO.

Damore, David F. 2020. “Demography Realized?  The 2016 Latino Vote and in Nevada.” In Latinos and the 2016 Election:  Latino Resistance to the Election of Donald Trump, eds. Gabriel R. Sanchez, Luis Fraga, and Ricardo Ramirez, 211-230. East Lansing Michigan. Michigan State University.

Damore, David F. 2019. “Senator Spineless and the Campaign Against Demography.” In Cases in Congressional Campaigns:  Split Decision, eds. Randall E. Adkins David A. Dulio, 49-68. New York:  Routledge.

Damore, David F. and Rebecca D. Gill. 2018. “A Swing State No More? Demographic and Political Change in the Silver State.” In Presidential Swing States, 2nd ed, eds. David A. Schultz and Rafael Jacob, 121-150. Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2017. “Nevada Senate Race:  The Reid Machine’s Last Stand.” In The Roads to Congress 2016, eds. Sean D. Foreman and Marcia L. Godwin.  305-320. New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Damore, David F. and Rebecca D. Gill. 2015. “Swing–State Politics in the Silver State.” In Presidential Swing States:  Why Ten Only Matter, eds. David A. Schultz and Stacy Hunter Hecht, 195-222.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. “It’s the Economy Stupid?  Not so Fast:  The Impact of the Latino Vote on the 2012 Presidential Election in Nevada.”  In Latinos and the 2012 Election, ed. Gabriel R. Sanchez.  2015.   East Lansing Michigan:  Michigan State University, 181–198.

Barreto, Matt, Gary M. Segura, Elizabeth Bergman, David Damore, and Adrian Pantoja. 2014. “The Prop 187 Effect: The Politics of Immigration and Lessons from California. In Latino America:  How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation, eds. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura, 173-188. New York: PublicAffairs.

Barreto, Matt, Gary M. Segura, Elizabeth Bergman, and David Damore. 2014. “Immigration Politics and the 2014 Election.” In Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation, eds. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura. 189-204. New York: PublicAffairs.

Damore, David F. and Kenneth J. Retzl. 2013. “The Curious Candidacy of Jon Huntsman.” In The 2012 Nomination and the Future of the Republican Party: The Internal Battle, ed. William J. Miller, 61-75. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2013. “Swimming Against the Tide:  Partisan Gridlock and the 2011 Nevada Redistricting.” In The Political Battle Over Congressional Redistricting, ed. William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling. 67-86. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2012. “Reapportionment and Redistricting in the Mountain West.” In America’s New Swing Region, ed. Ruy Teixeira, 153-185. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Damore, David F. 2011. “Reid vs. Angle in Nevada’s Senate Race:  Harry Houdini Escapes the Wave.” In Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave, 2nd ed., eds. Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio, 32-53. New York: Routledge.

Damore, David F. 2011. “The Tea Party Angle in the Nevada Senate Race.” In Tea Party Effects on 2010 Senate Elections, eds. William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling, 47-66.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F., Ted G. Jelen, and Michael W. Bowers. 2007. “Sweet Land of Liberty: Gay Marriage and Mormonism in Nevada.” In Religious Interests in Community Conflict, eds. Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson, 51-72. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.

Publications: Policy Briefs and Reports

Damore, David F., William E. Brown, Jr., Karen A. Danielsen, Robert E. Lang, Jaewon Lim, Magdalena Martinez, Fatma Nasoz, Arthur C. Nelson, and Caitlin J. Saladino. 2002. Nevada Economic Development and Public Policy 2022–2026:  A Sustainable Future for All Nevadans. The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West.

Lang, Robert E. and David F. Damore. 2019. “The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.” Education Series, No. 7. The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F., William E. Brown Jr. and Robert E. Lang. 2018. “The Failure of Higher Education Reform and the 2017 Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Special Report No. 6. The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F., Robert E. Lang, Fatma Nasoz, William E. Brown, Jr., and Caitlin J. Saladino. 2017. “Rethinking Cooperative Extension in Southern Nevada.” Special Report No. 5. The Lincy Institute.

Lang, Robert E. and David F. Damore. 2016. “The End of the Democratic Blue Wall?” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. and Robert E. Lang. 2016. “Beyond Density and Diversity:  Understanding the Socio–Cultural Geography of Contemporary Presidential Elections.” Brookings Mountain West.

Martinez, Magdalena and David F. Damore. 2015. “Modernizing Nevada’s Education Structures: Opportunities for the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Education Series, No. 6.  The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F. 2014. “Held Harmless: Higher Education Funding and the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature.”  Special Report, No. 3. The Lincy Institute.

Martinez, Magdalena, David F. Damore, and Robert E. Lang. 2014. “The Case for a New College Governance Structure in Nevada: Integrating Higher Education with the Economic Development.” Education Series, No. 6.  The Lincy Institute.

Lim, Jaewon, John P. Tuman, and David F. Damore. 2013. “Interstate Migration Among Latinos and the Foreign–Born Latino Population in Nevada, 2007–2011.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. 2013. “Advancing Southern Nevada’s Regional Priorities: Overview of the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Brookings Mountain West.

Tuman, John P., David F. Damore, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013. “The Impact of the Great Recession on Nevada’s Latino Community.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F., John P. Tuman, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013. “A Political Profile of Nevada’s Latino Population”. Brookings Mountain West.

Tuman, John P., David F. Damore, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013 “Immigration and the Contours of Nevada’s Latino Population.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. 2012. “The Impact of Diversity and Density on Reapportionment and Redistricting in the Mountain West,” Brookings Institution Issues in Governance Studies, Number 43.

Damore, David F. 2002 “The Message Versus the Messenger: The Campaign for Nevada’s 3rd District.” Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Policy Program’s Improving Elections Initiative.

Conference Presentations (Last Ten Years)

“Kuenzi, Michelle, David F. Damore, and Zachary Billot. 2023. “The Determinants of Presidential Electoral Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Presented at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Damore, David F., Jaewon Lim, Arthur C. Nelson, Fatma Nasoz, and Magdalena Martinez. 2022. “Nevada’s Demographic and Economic Geography: The Three Nevadas.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Scottsdale, AZ.

Damore, David F., Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang. 2021. “Blue Metros, Red States: The Geography of the 2020 Vote in the Swing States.” Presented at the State of the Parties: 2020 and Beyond Virtual Conference, The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron.

Damore, David F. 2019. “The Geography of Diversity and Its Electoral Consequences.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, San Diego, CA.

Damore, David F. 2018. “Red State, Blue Metro: The Case of Nevada.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Orlando, FL (Winner of the 2018 Allan Saxe Best Paper Award for the Best Paper on State and Local Politics presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association).

Damore, David F. 2017. “The Political Economy of Nevada’s Geography.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Damore, David F. 2017. “The Latino Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Austin, TX.

Damore, David F. 2015 “Latino Influence in the 2014 Elections.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Damore, David F. and Robert E. Lang. 2014. “Beyond Density and Diversity: Understanding the Obama Coalition.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, San Antonio, TX.

Grants and Sponsored Research

The Gender Cap in Nevada: K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Study, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (Brookings Mountain West) 2023.

Nevada K-12 Performance and Implications for Economic Diversification, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (The Lincy Institute), 2023.

Southern Nevada Industrial Analysis, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research, and the UNLV Transportation Research Center), 2022-2023.

Nevada’s Plan for Recovery and Resilience, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (SRI International in collaboration with RCG Economics and Brookings Mountain West), 2019-2020

The Policymaking Capacity of the Nevada Legislature, The Lincy Institute, 2014–15.

Advancing Southern Nevada’s Regional Priorities, Brookings Mountain West, 2011 and 2013.

A Demographic, Political, and Policy Profile of Nevada’s Latino Population, Brookings Mountain West, 2013.

Vehicle Miles Travel Pilot Study Nevada Department of Transportation/University of Nevada, Reno, Sub–grant, 2009–2010.

Case Study Consultant (NV 3rd) Pew Charitable Trusts Improving Elections Initiative (principal investigators:  L. Sandy Maisel and Darrell West), 2002.

Graduate Courses Taught

Research Design and Methodology

Advanced Quantitative Methods

Proseminar in American Politics

Comparative Political Behavior (with Dr. Michele Kuenzi)

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Introduction to American Politics

Research Methods in Political Science

Legislative Process

Interest Groups and Political Parties

Public Opinion and Political Behavior

Elections and Governance

Professional Service

Association Leadership (elected):

Past President, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2018–2019

President, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2017–2018

President Elect, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2016–2017

Past Vice President and Program Chair, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2015–2016

Vice President and Program Chair, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2014–2015

Vice President and Program Chair Elect, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2013–2014

Member, Executive Committee Southwestern Political Science Association, 2009–2011 and 2015–2016

Program Chair:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2015

Program Committee:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012 and 2015

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2006 and 2010

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2005 and 2004

Panel Discussant:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012, 2016, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2011

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2015

Panel Chair:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2011, 2003, 2004, and 2005

Award Committees:

Journal of Politics Best Paper Award Committee, 2015–2016.

Southwestern Political Science Association Best Undergraduate Student Paper, 2011–2012.

Charles Redd Politics of the West Award Committee, 2006–2007, 2013–2014

Western Political Science Association’s Dissertation Award Committee, 2007–2008

Reviewer:

American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, American Politics Research, American Review of Politics, Asian Journal of Communication, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Congressional Quarterly Press, Democratization, Electoral Studies, European Union Politics, The International Journal of Press/Politics, IRL Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Political Marketing, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Longman Publishing, The Midsouth Political Science Review, New Media & Society, Party Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, Politics & Gender, Politics, Gender, and Identities, Politics and Policy, Politics and Religion, PS:  Political Science & Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Taylor & Francis, University of Nevada Press, W.W. Norton & Company, Wadsworth, and Western European Politics.

(updated January 2024)

 

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Academic Appointments

Lincy Presidential Chair, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (December 2023 to present)

Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2016 to present)

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2006 to June 2016)

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (August 2000 to June 2006)

Administrative Appointments

Executive Director, The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (June 2023 to present)

Interim Executive Director, The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (October 2021 to present)

Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2018 to April 2023)

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July 2015 to June 2018)

Other Appointments

Senior Nonresident Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Davis (2000)

M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia (1995)

B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego (1992)

Publications: Books

Damore, David F., Robert E. Lang, and Karen Danielsen. 2021. Blue Metros, Red States:  The Shifting Urban–Rural Divide in America’s Swing States. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Tuman, John P. Tuman, Tiffiany O. Howard, David F. Damore, and Nerses Kopalyan. 2021. Latinos in Nevada: A Political, Economic and Social Profile. Reno and Las Vegas:  University of Nevada Press.

Publications: Refereed Journal Articles

Damore, David F. and Michelle Kuenzi. 2019. “Executive Turnovers in sub–Saharan Africa.” International Area Studies Review 22 (1): 21–40.

Damore, David F. and Stephen P. Nicholson. 2013. “Mobilizing Interests:  Group Participation in Direct Democracy Elections.” Political Behavior 36 (3): 535–552 (Winner of the 2008 Allan Saxe Best Paper Award for the Best Paper on State and Local Politics presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association).

Damore, David F., Shaun Bowler and Stephen P. Nicholson. “Agenda Setting by Direct Democracy: Comparing the Initiative and Referendum.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 12 (4): 367–393.

Damore, David F., Shaun Bowler, and Mallory M. Waters. 2012. “Unhappy, Uninformed, or Uninterested?  Understanding ‘None of the Above’ Voting.” Political Research Quarterly 65 (4): 898–910.

Damore, David F., Thomas G. Hansford and A.J. Barghothi. 2010. “Explaining the Decision to Withdraw from a U.S. Presidential Nomination Campaign.” Political Behavior 32 (1): 157–180.

Damore, David F. 2006. “The 2001 Nevada Redistricting and Perpetuation of the Status Quo.” American Review of Politics 27 (Summer): 149–168.

Damore, David F. 2005. “Issue Convergence in Presidential Campaigns.” Political Behavior 27 (1): 71–97.

Damore, David F. 2004. “The Dynamics of Issue Ownership in Presidential Campaigns.” Political Research Quarterly 57 (3): 391–397.

Damore, David F. 2003. “Using Campaign Advertisements to Assess Campaign Processes.”  Journal of Political Marketing 3 (1): 39–59.

Jelen, Ted G., David F. Damore, and Thomas Lamatsch. 2003. “Gender, Employment Status, and Abortion:  A Longitudinal Study.” Sex Roles 47 (7/8): 321–330.

David F. Damore. “Candidate Strategy and the Decision to Go Negative.”  Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 4 (September 2002): 669–686.

Damore, David F. 2022. “Candidate Strategy and the Decision to Go Negative.” Political Research Quarterly 55 (4): 669–686.

Hansford, Thomas G. and David F. Damore. 2000. “Congressional Preferences, Perceptions of Threat, and Supreme Court Decision Making.” American Politics Quarterly 28 (4):  512–532.

Terkildsen, Nayda and David F. Damore. 1999. “The Dynamics of Racialized Media Coverage in Congressional Elections.”Journal of Politics 61 (3):  680–699.

Damore, David F. and Thomas G. Hansford. 1999. “The Allocation of Party Controlled Resources in the House of Representatives, 1989–1996.” Political Research Quarterly 52 (2): 371–386.

Damore, David F.1997. “A Dynamic Model of Candidate Fundraising:  The Case of Presidential Nomination Campaigns.” Political Research Quarterly 50 (2): 343–364.

Publications: Book Chapters

David F. Damore and Kenneth M. Miller. 2024. “Beating Back the Tide:  Cortez Masto Prevails in Nevada’s U.S. Senate Election.” In The Roads to Congress 2022, eds. Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin, and Walter Wilson, 285-302. New York:  Palgrave MacMillan.

Damore, David F., Elizabeth Maltby and Rebecca D. Gill. 2022. “Battleground Nevada Holds Steady in 2020.” In Presidential Swing States, 3rd ed, eds. David A. Schultz and Rafael Jacob, 27-49.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 27–49.

Damore, David F., Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang. 2022. “Blue Metros, Red States: The Geography of the 2020 Vote in the Swing States.” In State of the Parties 2022:  The Changing Role of American Political Parties, eds. John C. Green, David B. Cohen, and Kenneth M. Miller, 129-145. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.

Damore, David F. “None of the Above Voting.” 2020. In Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends, Volume 2, ed. Mark P. Jones, 422-424. Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC–CLIO.

Damore, David F. 2020. “Demography Realized?  The 2016 Latino Vote and in Nevada.” In Latinos and the 2016 Election:  Latino Resistance to the Election of Donald Trump, eds. Gabriel R. Sanchez, Luis Fraga, and Ricardo Ramirez, 211-230. East Lansing Michigan. Michigan State University.

Damore, David F. 2019. “Senator Spineless and the Campaign Against Demography.” In Cases in Congressional Campaigns:  Split Decision, eds. Randall E. Adkins David A. Dulio, 49-68. New York:  Routledge.

Damore, David F. and Rebecca D. Gill. 2018. “A Swing State No More? Demographic and Political Change in the Silver State.” In Presidential Swing States, 2nd ed, eds. David A. Schultz and Rafael Jacob, 121-150. Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2017. “Nevada Senate Race:  The Reid Machine’s Last Stand.” In The Roads to Congress 2016, eds. Sean D. Foreman and Marcia L. Godwin.  305-320. New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Damore, David F. and Rebecca D. Gill. 2015. “Swing–State Politics in the Silver State.” In Presidential Swing States:  Why Ten Only Matter, eds. David A. Schultz and Stacy Hunter Hecht, 195-222.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. “It’s the Economy Stupid?  Not so Fast:  The Impact of the Latino Vote on the 2012 Presidential Election in Nevada.”  In Latinos and the 2012 Election, ed. Gabriel R. Sanchez.  2015.   East Lansing Michigan:  Michigan State University, 181–198.

Barreto, Matt, Gary M. Segura, Elizabeth Bergman, David Damore, and Adrian Pantoja. 2014. “The Prop 187 Effect: The Politics of Immigration and Lessons from California. In Latino America:  How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation, eds. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura, 173-188. New York: PublicAffairs.

Barreto, Matt, Gary M. Segura, Elizabeth Bergman, and David Damore. 2014. “Immigration Politics and the 2014 Election.” In Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation, eds. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura. 189-204. New York: PublicAffairs.

Damore, David F. and Kenneth J. Retzl. 2013. “The Curious Candidacy of Jon Huntsman.” In The 2012 Nomination and the Future of the Republican Party: The Internal Battle, ed. William J. Miller, 61-75. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2013. “Swimming Against the Tide:  Partisan Gridlock and the 2011 Nevada Redistricting.” In The Political Battle Over Congressional Redistricting, ed. William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling. 67-86. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Damore, David F. 2012. “Reapportionment and Redistricting in the Mountain West.” In America’s New Swing Region, ed. Ruy Teixeira, 153-185. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Damore, David F. 2011. “Reid vs. Angle in Nevada’s Senate Race:  Harry Houdini Escapes the Wave.” In Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave, 2nd ed., eds. Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio, 32-53. New York: Routledge.

Damore, David F. 2011. “The Tea Party Angle in the Nevada Senate Race.” In Tea Party Effects on 2010 Senate Elections, eds. William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling, 47-66.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Damore, David F., Ted G. Jelen, and Michael W. Bowers. 2007. “Sweet Land of Liberty: Gay Marriage and Mormonism in Nevada.” In Religious Interests in Community Conflict, eds. Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson, 51-72. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.

Publications: Policy Briefs and Reports

Damore, David F., William E. Brown, Jr., Karen A. Danielsen, Robert E. Lang, Jaewon Lim, Magdalena Martinez, Fatma Nasoz, Arthur C. Nelson, and Caitlin J. Saladino. 2002. Nevada Economic Development and Public Policy 2022–2026:  A Sustainable Future for All Nevadans. The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West.

Lang, Robert E. and David F. Damore. 2019. “The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.” Education Series, No. 7. The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F., William E. Brown Jr. and Robert E. Lang. 2018. “The Failure of Higher Education Reform and the 2017 Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Special Report No. 6. The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F., Robert E. Lang, Fatma Nasoz, William E. Brown, Jr., and Caitlin J. Saladino. 2017. “Rethinking Cooperative Extension in Southern Nevada.” Special Report No. 5. The Lincy Institute.

Lang, Robert E. and David F. Damore. 2016. “The End of the Democratic Blue Wall?” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. and Robert E. Lang. 2016. “Beyond Density and Diversity:  Understanding the Socio–Cultural Geography of Contemporary Presidential Elections.” Brookings Mountain West.

Martinez, Magdalena and David F. Damore. 2015. “Modernizing Nevada’s Education Structures: Opportunities for the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Education Series, No. 6.  The Lincy Institute.

Damore, David F. 2014. “Held Harmless: Higher Education Funding and the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature.”  Special Report, No. 3. The Lincy Institute.

Martinez, Magdalena, David F. Damore, and Robert E. Lang. 2014. “The Case for a New College Governance Structure in Nevada: Integrating Higher Education with the Economic Development.” Education Series, No. 6.  The Lincy Institute.

Lim, Jaewon, John P. Tuman, and David F. Damore. 2013. “Interstate Migration Among Latinos and the Foreign–Born Latino Population in Nevada, 2007–2011.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. 2013. “Advancing Southern Nevada’s Regional Priorities: Overview of the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature.” Brookings Mountain West.

Tuman, John P., David F. Damore, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013. “The Impact of the Great Recession on Nevada’s Latino Community.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F., John P. Tuman, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013. “A Political Profile of Nevada’s Latino Population”. Brookings Mountain West.

Tuman, John P., David F. Damore, and Maria José Flor Ágreda. 2013 “Immigration and the Contours of Nevada’s Latino Population.” Brookings Mountain West.

Damore, David F. 2012. “The Impact of Diversity and Density on Reapportionment and Redistricting in the Mountain West,” Brookings Institution Issues in Governance Studies, Number 43.

Damore, David F. 2002 “The Message Versus the Messenger: The Campaign for Nevada’s 3rd District.” Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Policy Program’s Improving Elections Initiative.

Conference Presentations (Last Ten Years)

“Kuenzi, Michelle, David F. Damore, and Zachary Billot. 2023. “The Determinants of Presidential Electoral Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Presented at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Damore, David F., Jaewon Lim, Arthur C. Nelson, Fatma Nasoz, and Magdalena Martinez. 2022. “Nevada’s Demographic and Economic Geography: The Three Nevadas.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Scottsdale, AZ.

Damore, David F., Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang. 2021. “Blue Metros, Red States: The Geography of the 2020 Vote in the Swing States.” Presented at the State of the Parties: 2020 and Beyond Virtual Conference, The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron.

Damore, David F. 2019. “The Geography of Diversity and Its Electoral Consequences.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, San Diego, CA.

Damore, David F. 2018. “Red State, Blue Metro: The Case of Nevada.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Orlando, FL (Winner of the 2018 Allan Saxe Best Paper Award for the Best Paper on State and Local Politics presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association).

Damore, David F. 2017. “The Political Economy of Nevada’s Geography.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Damore, David F. 2017. “The Latino Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Austin, TX.

Damore, David F. 2015 “Latino Influence in the 2014 Elections.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Damore, David F. and Robert E. Lang. 2014. “Beyond Density and Diversity: Understanding the Obama Coalition.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, San Antonio, TX.

Grants and Sponsored Research

The Gender Cap in Nevada: K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Study, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (Brookings Mountain West) 2023.

Nevada K-12 Performance and Implications for Economic Diversification, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (The Lincy Institute), 2023.

Southern Nevada Industrial Analysis, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research, and the UNLV Transportation Research Center), 2022-2023.

Nevada’s Plan for Recovery and Resilience, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (SRI International in collaboration with RCG Economics and Brookings Mountain West), 2019-2020

The Policymaking Capacity of the Nevada Legislature, The Lincy Institute, 2014–15.

Advancing Southern Nevada’s Regional Priorities, Brookings Mountain West, 2011 and 2013.

A Demographic, Political, and Policy Profile of Nevada’s Latino Population, Brookings Mountain West, 2013.

Vehicle Miles Travel Pilot Study Nevada Department of Transportation/University of Nevada, Reno, Sub–grant, 2009–2010.

Case Study Consultant (NV 3rd) Pew Charitable Trusts Improving Elections Initiative (principal investigators:  L. Sandy Maisel and Darrell West), 2002.

Graduate Courses Taught

Research Design and Methodology

Advanced Quantitative Methods

Proseminar in American Politics

Comparative Political Behavior (with Dr. Michele Kuenzi)

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Introduction to American Politics

Research Methods in Political Science

Legislative Process

Interest Groups and Political Parties

Public Opinion and Political Behavior

Elections and Governance

Professional Service

Association Leadership (elected):

Past President, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2018–2019

President, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2017–2018

President Elect, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2016–2017

Past Vice President and Program Chair, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2015–2016

Vice President and Program Chair, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2014–2015

Vice President and Program Chair Elect, Southwestern Political Science Association, 2013–2014

Member, Executive Committee Southwestern Political Science Association, 2009–2011 and 2015–2016

Program Chair:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2015

Program Committee:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012 and 2015

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2006 and 2010

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2005 and 2004

Panel Discussant:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012, 2016, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2011

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2015

Panel Chair:

Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019

Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, 2011, 2003, 2004, and 2005

Award Committees:

Journal of Politics Best Paper Award Committee, 2015–2016.

Southwestern Political Science Association Best Undergraduate Student Paper, 2011–2012.

Charles Redd Politics of the West Award Committee, 2006–2007, 2013–2014

Western Political Science Association’s Dissertation Award Committee, 2007–2008

Reviewer:

American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, American Politics Research, American Review of Politics, Asian Journal of Communication, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Congressional Quarterly Press, Democratization, Electoral Studies, European Union Politics, The International Journal of Press/Politics, IRL Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Political Marketing, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Longman Publishing, The Midsouth Political Science Review, New Media & Society, Party Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, Politics & Gender, Politics, Gender, and Identities, Politics and Policy, Politics and Religion, PS:  Political Science & Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Taylor & Francis, University of Nevada Press, W.W. Norton & Company, Wadsworth, and Western European Politics.

(updated January 2024)

 

 


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