David Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor, Coordinator Public Administration Minor
Dr. Miller joined the faculty at ETSU after completing his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis and serving as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Vanderbilt University. He teaches courses in American politics, public administration, and quantitative research methods. Dr. Miller's research centers on American political institutions, focusing on the presidency, organized interests, and legislatures. His dissertation, "All the President's Organized Interests," received the 2021 George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award for the best dissertation on executive politics filed in the previous two years.
PhD, Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, Political Science, University of Rhode Island
BA, Political Science, The George Washington University
Dr. Miller teaches course in American politics, public administration, and quantitative research methods. He regularly offers Introduction to American Government and Research Methods, and he will offer electives in topics such as the presidency, Congress, and interest groups.
Dr. Miller specializes in American political institutions, particularly the presidency, organized interests, and legislatures. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Public Policy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Political Research Quarterly.
Miller, David R. Forthcoming. "On Whose Door to Knock? Lobbyists’ Strategic Pursuit of Access to Members of Congress." Legislative Studies Quarterly.
Miller, David R. and Andrew Reeves. Forthcoming. "Pass the Buck or the Buck Stops Here? The Effectiveness of Claiming and Deflecting Blame by Elected Executives." Journal of Public Policy.
Butler, Daniel M. and David R. Miller. Forthcoming. "Does Lobbying Affect Bill Advancement? Evidence from Three State Legislatures." Political Research Quarterly.