Bogan named incoming MPP Director of Graduate Studies

 May 1, 2024

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Vicki Bogan

On July 1, faculty member Vicki Bogan will become director of graduate studies of the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the Sanford School of Public Policy, announced Dean Judith Kelley. 

An award-winning educator, Bogan joined the Sanford School in fall 2023 as a professor of economics and faculty affiliate in the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. 

Bogan was previously the Geller Family Professor of Applied Economics and Policy in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Bogan was the founder and director of Cornell University’s Institute for Behavioral and Household Finance and she was a founding co-editor of the academic journal, Financial Planning Review. She also served as the Chair of the Academic Research Council for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Bogan’s areas of scholarship include household finance, behavioral finance, inequality and applied microeconomics. Her research has been published in leading economics and finance journals. She has been called upon to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on the gamification of finance.

Bogan has received two outstanding educator awards from Cornell University and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She holds a Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University, an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Economics from Brown University, and a PhD in Economics from Brown University. She also has held visiting fellow appointments at Princeton University and Yale University. Read this recent faculty profile of Bogan.

Kelley congratulated Bogan on her new role at Sanford.

“Vicki has won several teaching awards and cares deeply about students. She is also a phenomenal scholar with a focus on consumer finance, inequality and household decision-making. Our students are fortunate to have her lead the MPP program,” Kelley said.

Bogan said she plans to continue the tradition of MPP excellence.

“MPP programs are vitally important for training the next generation of leaders who are passionate about finding solutions to societal problems. Ken Rogerson’s leadership has enabled Sanford’s MPP program to grow and blossom over the past six years.  I am excited to work to enable the MPP program to continue along this trajectory,” Bogan said.


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Ken Rogerson

Ken Rogerson has served as MPP director of graduate studies since 2018. After July 1, Rogerson will continue in his role as professor of the practice at Sanford, affiliate faculty of the Duke Center for International Development and associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society.

Kelley recognized Rogerson for the impact he has had on the MPP program and the legacy of service to Sanford.

 “I couldn’t be more grateful to Ken for his MPP leadership over the past six years, and I know the students and alumni say the same. Ken and his team helped to grow the MPP program enrollment, diversify the program in new ways, steer the program through the pandemic and maintain its high standard of excellence all the while. Ken continues to be a vital Sanford faculty member, and I’m so thankful for all has done and continues to do for the school, our students and community,” Kelley said.

Rogerson in turn expressed his gratitude serving as the MPP director of graduate studies in cooperation with the Sanford community.

“My time as DGS has been one of great personal growth. The opportunity to work with the MPP students, staff and faculty has shown me what it means to invest in the future. I will always be grateful for the examples of strength, hard work and humility that I have been privileged to witness over the past six years,” he said. View this recent video of Rogerson.

The Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s leading public policy schools, and offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral-level degrees in public policy, international development policy and national security policy. The school’s MPP program is ranked sixth nationwide for policy analysis by U.S. News and World Report. 

Learn more about the MPP program.