Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

Director, Policy, Journalism and Media Studies



176 Rubenstein Hall
Sanford School of Public Policy



In The News

  • “As Industry Challenges Mount, Southern African Journalists Find Support at Duke MMX Conference.” 6/7/2018. Article link
  • “Facebook’s Messenger app now reaches one billion users.” Christian Science Monitor, 7/21/2016. Article link
  • “‘Hyphenated American’ Exhibit and Event at Duke Oct. 1.” 9/23/2015. Article link


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.