Kenneth S. Rogerson

Kenneth S. Rogerson

Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy

External Address: 
176 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312
(919) 613-7387

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.


  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia 2000
  • M.A., Brigham Young University 1991
  • B.A., Brigham Young University 1990

Rogerson, K. S. “Internet as Political Advocacy Forum.” In Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, 503–8, 2003. Full Text

Rogerson, K. S. “Karl polanyi.” In Key Thinkers for the Information Society, 135–53, 2003. Full Text

Vakarelov, O., and K. Rogerson. “The Transparency Game: Government Information, Access, and Actionability.” Philosophy and Technology 33, no. 1 (March 1, 2020): 71–92. Full Text

Rogerson, K., and D. Milton. “A Policymaking Process "Tug-of-War": National Information Security Policies in Comparative Perspective.” Journal of Information Technology and Politics 10, no. 4 (October 1, 2013): 462–76. Full Text

Rogerson, K. “"National Information Security Policies in Comparative Perspective.” Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 2012.

Altman, M., and K. Rogerson. “Open research questions on information and technology in global and domestic politics - Beyond "E-".” Ps  Political Science and Politics 41, no. 4 (October 1, 2008): 835–37. Full Text

Altman, Micah, and Kenneth Rogerson. “"Open Research Questions on Information and Technology in Global and Domestic Policis - Beyond 'E-'".” Ps: Political Science and Politics XLI, no. 4 (October 2008): 835–37.

Rogerson, K. S. “A Lot of Good Questions: A Few Good Answers: A look at Current Research on the Internet and Politics.” Political Communication 22, no. 2 (2005): 237–44.

Rogerson, K. S. “Talking Past Each Other: IO Internet Policy in the Developing World.” International Politics 41, no. 2 (June 2004): 176–95.

Rogerson, K. S. “Addressing the Negative Consequences of the Information Age: Lessons from Karl Polanyi and the Industrial Revolution.” Information, Communication and Society 6, no. 1 (2003): 104–23.