Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute

Kenneth Miller


MAP University of Akron, BA Cleveland State University

Kenneth Miller

Contact

  • Office: Mezes Hall 3.228
  • Office Hours: Tue 9:30 - 11:00 and Wed 10:00 - 11:30

Interests


Political communication, political parties, campaigns and elections

Biography


Ken Miller is a graduate student in the Department of Government and a Research Assistant for both the Experimental Political Behavior & Communication Laboratory and the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute.

Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree in Government at the University of Texas at Austin, Ken Miller was the Director of Political Research and Campaigns at The Results Group, a polling and political consulting firm conducting research for Democratic candidates and non-partisan ballot issue campaigns.  Ken had previously spent seven years as an analyst in quantitative market research, conducting projects for major corporations such as Calphalon Cookware, Key Bank, Parker-Hannifin, Progressive Insurance, Rubbermaid, and others.

Ken earned his master’s degree from the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. As part of that program Ken interned with The Mellman Group, a polling and consulting firm in Washington, DC where he worked on public opinion projects for Sen. Harry Reid (NV), Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA), Rep. John Barrow (GA 12), Rep. Shelley Berkley (NV 1), the California Teachers Association, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Ken is a member of the American Political Science Association, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and the Society for American Baseball Research.

Courses


GOV 310L • American Government

38475 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM WAG 101

GOV 310L

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Course Description

A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions. Part of a six-semester-hour integrated sequence, the second half of which is Government 312L. Part of a six-semester-hour integrated sequence, the second half of which is Government 312L.

Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for government.

Meets core curriculum requirement for Government (I).

 

Grading Policy

Two exams

In-class quizzes

 

Texts

Fiorina, Peterson, Johnson and Mayer. 2011. The New American Democracy, 7th Ed. Pearson

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