Banks Miller

Associate Professor - Economic Political and Policy
bxm093000@utdallas.edu
972-883-2930
GR2806
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Political Science
Ohio State University - 2009
J.D.
The University of Texas School of Law - 2004
B.A.
Hendrix College - 2001

Publications

Experts Judging Experts: Agency Review on a Specialized Court. Law and Social Inquiry (forthcoming) (with Brett Curry). 2013 - Publication
Explaining the Divergence in Asylum Grant Rates Among Immigration Judges: An Attitudinal and Cognitive Approach, Law and Policy (forthcoming) (with Linda Camp Keith and Jennifer Holmes). 2013 - Publication
Describing the State Solicitors General. Judicature 93: 238-246. 2010 - Publication
“Describing the State Solicitors General.” Judicature 93: 238-246. 2010 - Publication
The Federalist Society's Impact on the Federal Judiciary. Political Research Quarterly 62: 366-378 (with Nancy Scherer). 2009 - Publication

Appointments

Assistant Professor - University of Texas at Dallas [2009–Present]

Projects

Experts Judging Experts: The Role of Expertise in Reviewing Agency Decision Making
2010–2010 with Brett Curry. Presented at the 2010 Southern Political Science Association Conference.
State Success in State Supreme Courts.
2008–2008 Presented at the 2008 State Politics Conference.
The Supreme Court, Foreign Law, and its Consequences for Public Support
2007–2007 with Brett Curry. Presented at the 2007 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
Reassessing the Voting Behavior of Minority and Female Judges on the Federal Bench
2008–2008 with Nancy Scherer and Brett Curry. Presented at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
Understanding Subject Matter Expertise on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, with Brett Curry
2010–2010 Presented at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.

Additional Information

GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
  • Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, EPPS Nominee, Tenure-track, 2012
  • APSA Travel Grant, American Political Science Association, 2008.
  • Prestage-Cook Travel Grant, Southern Political Science Association, 2008.
  • Dissertation Improvement Grant, Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship, Ohio State University, 2008 (University-wide competition).
  • Graduate Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2007-2008.
  • University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2004-2005.
  • Member, Texas Law Review, 2002-2003.
  • Dean's Achievement Award, University of Texas School of Law, Social Science and the Law, 2004.
PROFESSIONAL, UNIVERSITY, & DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
  • Program Committee, Political Science Program, UT Dallas 2009-2011
  • Committee on Effective Teaching, EPPS, UT Dallas 2010-2012
  • Moot Court Judging, UT Dallas, 2009-2011
  • Reviewer, Oxford University Press, Routledge Press, American Politics 
  • Research, State Politics and Policy Quarterly
PROFESSIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
  • Program Committee, Political Science Program, UT Dallas 2009-2011