Ronald F. Rogers

Ronald F. Rogers

Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness




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  • 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


Academic Innovation & Institutional Effectiveness (AIIE) is tasked with managing the development of new and innovative academic programs and initiatives while also leading the campus in creating a robust system of academic assessment and program planning that helps the institution meet its accreditation expectations and deliver the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs possible. 

Prior to this position, Dr. Rogers served as Interim Vice Provost and worked with teams across campus to implement SJSU Online with the mission to expand higher education access and degree attainment for the adult learner community. The special session degree completion programs offered through SJSU Online meet these potential graduates where they are, offering flexible 100% online pathways for degree attainment focused on the needs of the working learner.

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.

Before joining the Provost’s Office, Dr. Rogers served as Associate Dean in the College of Social Sciences (2016-21) and as Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology (2011-16). He has been a member of the faculty at SJSU since 1999. Dr. Rogers 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).