Ronald Rogers

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Success

Dr. Ronald Rogers
Dr. Ronald Rogers

Dr. Ronald Rogers became Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences in January 2016, and the position was reorganized to Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Success in January 2020. Prior to this position, Dr. Rogers served as a Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology and has been on the faculty at SJSU since 1999. His management style is characterized by trust, effective communication, inclusiveness, and above all, transparency in the decision making process and allocation of resources. Dr. Rogers emphasizes effective enrollment management, which is to say, balancing the educational needs of our students within the budgetary and enrollment constraints placed upon us by the system, professional development for faculty and staff, curricular innovation, student support, and alumni outreach.

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.

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).