With expertise in both political science and law, Rodgers received many honors including the Quin Morton Teaching Fellowship, the Princeton University Graduate Fellowship, and the Mellon Foundation Dissertation Grant.


Admitted to the New York State and Federal Bars, he worked at law firms where he handled wide-ranging litigation matters and participated in pro bono activities.

Rodgers' academic appointments include serving as visiting assistant professor of political science at Haverford College as well as a teaching fellow in the writing program and a preceptor in politics at Princeton University.

His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the politics of local open space preservation, a topic about which he has written and presented extensively.


  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1994
  • B.S., Law and Public Policy, Syracuse University, 1991
  • B.A., Political Science, Syracuse University, 1991