Carol O. Rogers
Deputy Director, Indiana Business Research Center
Adjunct Faculty, IUPUI School of Journalism
As deputy director and CIO of the Indiana Business Research Center, Carol Rogers directs its information systems and services, overseeing the development of websites, publications, training, research projects and other services to the citizens of Indiana. She is also adjunct faculty in the School of Journalism at IUPUI, sits on the boards of the national Association of University Business and Economic Research and the Indiana Geographic Information Council, and is the Governor’s Census Liaison.
Rogers has served as chair and been a long time member of the National State Data Center Steering Committee, a user-focused advisory group to the U.S. Census Bureau.
She works extensively with economic developers, government officials and businesses, providing them with economic and demographic information for and about Indiana and its localities. These data are shared through publications produced by the IBRC research staff, web services, training, consultation and analysis.
Under her direction, the Center’s award-winning interactive web service, STATS Indiana (www.stats.indiana.edu), has become one of the most-used public data sites in the nation. Rogers is also executive editor for the Indiana Business Review (a quarterly publication) and InContext (a bi-monthly e-zine devoted to intelligence about the workforce and economy).
Rogers' educational attainments include a Master’s degree in information science from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with triple majors in English, Mass Communication and History from Purdue University. Post-graduate course work includes GIS and database architecture.
There is some life beyond data—Rogers is a mother of a college son, Michael; mistress to a rescued stray, Ginsberg; avid reader and biker, past PTA president, lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of Indiana (an award given for her volunteer demographic work for that group), and uses her off-time for other volunteer activities to fulfill her need to serve.