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Melissa Rogers

Ph.D. in Political Science
University of California, San Diego

LOCATION Mc Manus, #232
PHONE 909.621.8697


Teaching & Research Interests

Professor Rogers enjoys teaching a wide range of courses in comparative politics.  Her subfield specialty is Latin American Politics and she offers courses that explore, in particular, the institutions and the political and economic development of that region.  As an expert in comparative institutional analysis, she also offers courses in comparative political institutions, comparative political parties and elections, comparative legislatures and democratization.   Dr. Rogers also offers courses in research design methods and econometrics.  In previous academic appointments, she has also taught in the fields of American Politics and Urban Studies.

Melissa Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Policy.  Her work focuses on state institutional and economic development with particular application to the countries of Latin America.  Her recent studies have examined the effectiveness of Argentina's provinces in implementing tax, health and education policies.  Dr. Rogers earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and her B.A. from Brown University.

Curriculum Vitae
Latin American Politics
PP 353 Comparative Parties & Elections
PP 351 Comparative Institutional Analysis
PP 354 Politics of Developing Countries
    Comparative Political Institutions
    Democracy & Development
    Comparative Federalism & Bureaucracy

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