Hernando Rojas, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received his doctorate in Mass Communication in 2005, from the University of Wisconsin, and has an MA, also in Mass Communication, from the University of Minnesota, and a Law degree for Universidad Externado de Colombia.
Rojas’ research focuses on public opinion and political engagement, with an emphasis on new communication technologies and how their deployment can enhance public deliberation. To date, he has authored 4 books and over 60 articles, and book chapters. Among other awards, Rojas article on “Corrective Actions,” published in IJPOR in 2010, won the Best Article published in the Field of Political Communication from the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA).
Rojas serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and 8 editorial boards of journals from around the world. He has held leadership positions in professional associations (including the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication – AEJMC, ICA and the World Association of Public Opinion Research -WAPOR). His professional background includes: (a) media publisher; (b) consultant to the United Nation’s Development Program; (c) consultant for public opinion surveys in Colombia and the United States; (d) consultant for Public Radio, Public Television and the National Center for Outreach in the United States.