Melvin L. Rogers is currently the Scott Waugh Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies. He is the Book Review Editor for Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy

Rogers’ research is in the area of Political Philosophy, with special focus in the areas of democratic and republican theory, American and African-American political thought, classical and contemporary pragmatism (especially the philosophy of John Dewey), and issues in religion, race, and politics. He is the author of The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2008; 2012 [pb]), as well as editor and contributor to John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems (Pennslyvania State University Press, 2012-2016), and John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems (Ohio University Press, 2016).

Professor Rogers has also published articles in scholarly journals such as Contemporary Pragmatism, Transactions of Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Contemporary Political Theory, European Journal of Political Theory, American Political Science Review, and Political Theory.