Todd Rogers Named Winner of 40 Under 40 Award by New Leaders Council

July 22, 2011


Todd Rogers
, assistant professor of public policy, has been named a winner of the 40 Under 40 Award by the New Leaders Council (NLC), an organization established to "train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs."

Rogers worked as a pollster for the Democratic Party before earning his PhD in organizational behavior and psychology at Harvard University. Over the past four years he has served as founding Executive Director for the Analyst Institute.

Rogers' research is designed to inform advocacy organizations and guide their strategic planning leading up to and during political campaigns. "We use the insights and methods of behavioral science to optimize voter contact programs. This entails using randomized experiments and the psychology of human decision making to develop and evaluate political innovations," he writes.

The 40 Under 40 Awards were created by New Leaders Council to help recognize the hard work of a diverse group of young leaders: elected officials, inspiring community organizers, and non-profit and policy leaders who exemplify the spirit of progressive political entrepreneurship.

Other winners this year include: former Army Lieutenant Dan Choi; Atlanta, GA City Councilman Kwanza Hall; MSNBC Contributor Melissa Harris-Perry; and Iowa State Representative Tyler Olson.

Photograph of Todd Rogers

Todd Rogers, assistant professor of public policy

The 40 Under 40 Awards were created by New Leaders Council to help recognize the hard work of a diverse group of young leaders: elected officials, inspiring community organizers, and non-profit and policy leaders who exemplify the spirit of progressive political entrepreneurship.

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