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Edwards College of Humanities & Fine Arts - Faculty Information
Ken Rogers
Retired Faculty~ Politics and Geography

Department(s): Politics & Geography
Degree: Ph.D.
Area of Study: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics, American Government
Office: BRTH 343
Phone: 843-349-6507
Dr. Rogers joined the faculty of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts as a Professor of Politics in January 2006. He received his Ph.D. from American University in Washington D.C., where he majored in Soviet studies, international relations and environmental politics. He has a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and served as a weather forecaster for four years. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Russian Language School at the University of Syracuse, worked for several years as an intelligence officer and Soviet/East Europe political-military affairs analyst in Washington D.C., served as a Team Chief for U.S. INF Treaty inspection teams in the former Soviet Union, and was the Director of Comparative and Area Studies at the USAF Academy. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

His current research interests involve the homeland security and energy security implications of highly radioactive waste.


Understanding American Government, 4th Edition (Horizon Textbook Publishing, LLC: Redding, CA, 2009) ISBN: 978-1-59602-338 (Rogers,

Understanding American Government: A Study Guide, 4th Edition (Horizon Textbook Publishing, LLC: Redding, CA, 2009) ISBN: 978-1-59602-339-0 (Rogers,

Calculated Risks: Highly Radioactive Waste and Homeland Security, (Ashgate Publishing: London, UK, 2007) ISBN: 0-7546-7133-X (with Marvin G. Kingsley)

Preparing for The Model United Nations: An Inside Track to Success (Erudition Books: North Chelmsford, MA, 2002) ISBN: 1-58692-378-1

The International Implications of Weather and Climate Modification, University Microfilms International, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1982


�Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal: A Global Concern,� in Nuclear Fuels: Manufacturing Processes, Forms and Safety, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-60876-326-9, 2010

�Fire in the hole: A review of national spent nuclear fuel disposal policy,� Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 51, 2009: 281-89

�Highly Radioactive Waste Storage/Disposal Policy: A Paradigm for Homeland Security and Energy Security,� Midsouth Political Science Review, December 2007

�Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty,� The Encyclopedia of Weapons of Mass Destruction, ABC-Clio, November 2004

�The Politics of Interim Radioactive Waste Storage: The United States,� Environmental Politics, Vol. 13, No. 3, September 2004: 590-611 (with Marvin G. Kingsley)

�The Transportation of Highly Radioactive Waste: Implications for Homeland Security,� Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Article 13, January 2004 (with Marvin G. Kingsley)

�A Government of the People, for the People, and by the Electoral College?� Midsouth Political Science Review, Vol. 4, 2000: 45-70 (with Angela L. Rogers)

�Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Repository and Environmental Issues,� Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Salem Press, 2000 (with Donna L. Rogers)

�Nuclear and Radioactive Waste,� Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Salem Press, 2000 (with Donna L. Rogers)

�The Politics of Long-Term Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal,� Midsouth Political Science Review, Vol. 2, 1998: 61-71 (with Donna L. Rogers)

�Political Linkage as an Instrument of Diplomatic Power,� Midsouth Political Science Review, Vol. 1, 1997: 82-99 (with Jeremy C. Lasiter)

�The Politics of Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal,� Arkansas Tech Occasional Papers Series, April 1997: 49-61 (with Donna L. Rogers)

�Expanding Coverage in the AMS Bulletin,� American Meteorological Society Bulletin, May 1991

�Soviet Defense Policy: A Bibliographic Essay,� in Defense Policies of Nations, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989: 607-613

"New Perspectives on Soviet Thinking: The Systems Approach," Center for Strategic Technology, Texas A&M University, Stratech Studies Series, Jan 1989

"The Rise and Fall of Detente," in Armed Forces and Society, Book Review, Spring 1987

"New Perspectives on Soviet Thinking: Implications of the Systems Approach,� Air University Review, Jul/Aug 1985: 55-65

�Pursuing Cooperative Strategies: A Case for Environmental Cooperation,� Defence Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1984

Numerous classified articles, assessments and briefings, Washington D.C., 1977-1983

Office / Class Hours:
Ken Rogers
Retired Faculty~ Politics and Geography - Politics & Geography
  08 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM
BRTH 343
08:30 AM
09:15 AM
12:15 PM
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
BRTH 343
08:30 AM
09:15 AM
12:15 PM
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:15 PM

Class / Office Hours
Tue    Office: 08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
    Office: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    Office: 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Thu    Office: 08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
    Office: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    Office: 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM