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James Rogers

Associate Professor
Liberal Arts
Texas A&M University at Qatar


James R. Rogers holds a joint appointment as associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University in College Station and at Texas A&M University-Qatar. He holds two earned doctorates, a Ph.D. in political science and a J.D. in law. Rogers also holds an MA in economics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Nebraska with four undergraduate majors. Rogers is a fellow with the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He served from 2008 to 2013 as head of the political science department at the TAMU main campus in College Station, and for several years before that served as the department's Director of Graduate Studies. He also served as editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics from 2006 through 2013.

Research Interest

Rogers specializes in the use of mathematical models to analyze political phenomena, focusing on the design and engineering of political and legal institutions. He teaches graduate courses in political institutions and public administration, as well as in game theory and mathematical modeling. He teaches undergraduate courses in constitutional law, comparative state constitutions, law and legislation, and research methods. Rogers has published numerous articles in leading scholarly journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He has also been principal investigator of several grants from the National Science Foundation. Along with Dr. Jon Bond and Dr. Roy Flemming, he served as editor for the book, Institutional Games and the Supreme Court, to which he also contributed three chapters.


  • 2013 Information and Judicial Review: A Signaling Game of Legislative-Judicial Interaction, republished in, The Economics of Judicial Behavior, (Lee Epstein, ed.), Vol. 2. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. 2013.

  • 2015 The Gimlet-Eye of Social Science, in Religion and the Social Sciences (R.R. Reno, B. McClay, eds.). Cascade Books (Eugene Oregon: 2015): 88-98.

  • Institutional Games and the Supreme Court (edited with J. Bond and R. Flemming). University of Virginia Press, 2006.

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