Dr. Nicholas Miras received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. His research interests focus on state politics, federal-state relations, public policy, and the presidency and Congress. His work has been published in the British Journal of Political Science and Presidential Studies Quarterly, as well as The Politics of Impeachment (Westphalia Press). 

He also holds a B.S. in Economics and Global Business Studies from Manhattan College and an M.P.A. in Government, Politics, and Policy Studies from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, where he was also a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. He lives in Silver Spring.

Areas of Interest

  • State Politics
  • Federalism
  • Public Policy
  • Congress
  • The Presidency


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government, Politics, and Policy Studies, Cornell University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Economics, Global Business Studies, Manhattan College


  • George M. Phillips Public Service Initiative Award, 2020
  • American Politics Summer Research Award, 2019
  • Roger H. Davidson Award, 2019
  • Don C. Piper Award, 2019
  • Dean's Fellowship, 2017, 2019

Research Topics

  • American Politics
  • Methodology
Graduate Workshop Coordinator, Graduate Student Association (GVPT), 2018-
Co-Chair, Graduate Student Association (GVPT), 2017-2018
Nicholas Miras
nmiras [at] terpmail.umd.edu