Ronald F. Rogers

Ronald F. Rogers

Interim Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Online Initiatives




Preferred: (408) 924-5652

Alternate: (408) 924-2400


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers Univ New Brunswick, 1995
  • Master of Science, Psychology, Rutgers Univ New Brunswick, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Univ Of Cal-Santa Cruz, 1989


Prior to this position, Dr. Rogers served as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Success in the College of Social Sciences and as a Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology. He has been on the faculty at SJSU since 1999. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Rutgers University (1992, 1995) and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1989). Before coming to SJSU, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience at Indiana University, Bloomington (1995–1999).

Throughout his research career, Dr. Rogers has investigated learning and memory across multiple levels of analysis. His early research investigated cellular mechanisms of neuroplasticity thought to contribute to learning and memory. More recently, his research has focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, including investigations of classroom-level engagement and the efficacy of a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) in elementary statistics education. His basic and applied research interests are reflected in the wide range of courses he has taught, including undergraduate and graduate courses in biological psychology, research methods, statistics, and educational psychology.