Juan Rogers, Ph.D.


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  • School of Public Policy
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Dr. Juan D. Rogers is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Research Value Mapping Program at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches courses on the logic of policy inquiry, qualitative and quantitative methods, information management and policy, science and technology policy, and bureaucracy and policy implementation. His current research interests include modeling the R&D process, assessment of R&D impacts, especially in the formation of scientific and technical human capital, technology transfer, R&D policy and evaluation, the interaction of social and technical factors in the development of information technology, contextual factors of scientific and technical creativity, and information technology policy.

He has been consultant on science, technology and innovation policy to the Ministry of Science of Technology of Argentina (MINCyT), the Corporation for Industrial Development of Chile (CORFO), the National Institute of Agricultural Technology of Argentina (INTA), the School of Engineering of the Universidad de los Andes of Colombia, the King Abdul Assiz City of Science and Technology of Saudi Arabia (KACST), the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research in the USA (NCDDR), and the World Bank.

Recent publications include: “Research Centers as Agents of Change in the Contemporary Academic Landscape: Their Role and Impact in HBCU, EPSCoR and Majority Universities,”Research Evaluation, 2012; “Meanings and Policy Implications of ‘Transformative Research’: Frontiers, Hot Science, Evolution and Investment Risk,”Minerva, 2012; “Engaging Organizations for Knowledge Translation: Comparative Cases in Knowledge Value Mapping,”Implementation Science, 2011; “Research Creativity: An Exploration of Pathbreaking Science,”  2009.

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Science and Technology Studies
  • B.S., University of Buenos Aires, Electrical Engineering
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  • Bibliometrics
  • Research Evaluation
  • Scientific Creativity
  • Social Networks