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Kenneth S. Rogerson, Professor of the Practice and Policy, Journalism & Media Studies Certificate and Director of Graduate Studies and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Kenneth S. Rogerson

Kenneth S. Rogerson is Professor of the Practice at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, and former Research Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University. He is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Sanford Master's of Public Policy Program and the Director of Duke's Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate Program. He has served as chair of the American Political Science Association’s Information Technology and Politics Section and the International Studies Association's International Communication Section.

Rogerson earned a PhD in Political Science at the University of South Carolina, where his research focused on international relations, international communications and media policy issues. In his dissertation, he examined the evolution of U.S. foreign information policy. He has a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations and a BA in Journalism and European Studies from Brigham Young University.

During his studies at the University of South Carolina Rogerson won the Excellence in Teaching Award, and the journal which he edited, Global Governance, was named the Best New Journal in the United States in Business, Social Sciences and the Humanities by the Association of American Publishers.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  176 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-7387
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • PJMS 372.01, INFO, TECH, ETHICS & POLICY Synopsis
    Sanford 05, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as POLSCI 388.01, PUBPOL 372.01)

Ph.D.University of South Carolina at Columbia2000
M.A.Brigham Young University1991
B.A.Brigham Young University1990

Political Science/Government
Political Science/Public Policy & Media
Communications, Journalism and Media
Public Policy
International Affairs
Research Interests: International communications; media; foreign policy; Internet politics and policy

Current projects: Comparative information policy, Media coverage of terrorist acts, Media coverage of religion during presidential campaigns

International communications; media; foreign policy; Internet politics and policy


Communications • International relations • Internet--Government policy--United States • Journalism • News Web sites • Press and politics • Social Media • Telecommunication policy

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Rogerson, K; Milton, D, A Policymaking Process “Tug-of-War”: National Information Security Policies in Comparative Perspective, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, vol. 10 no. 4 (October, 2013), pp. 462-476, Informa UK Limited, ISSN 1933-1681 [doi]
  2. Rogerson, K, "National Information Security Policies in Comparative Perspective, Journal of Information Technology and Politics (2012)
  3. K. Rogerson, Negotiation and the Global Information Economy, Review of Policy Research, vol. 27 no. 5 (September, 2010), pp. 657-658
  4. K. Rogerson, International Communication in Social Movements and Interest Groups, in The International Studies Encyclopedia, edited by Robert A. Denemark, vol. VI (2010), pp. 3970-3981, ISBN 9781405152389
  5. Altman, M; Rogerson, K, Open Research Questions on Information and Technology in Global and Domestic Politics—Beyond “E-”, Ps: Political Science & Politics, vol. 41 no. 04 (October, 2008), pp. 835-837, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 1049-0965 [doi]  [abs]

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