Carol O. Rogers

Deputy Director and CIO

Indiana Business Research Center


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. She sits on the boards of the Council for Community and Economic Development and the Indiana Geographic Information Council, and serves as the Governor’s Census Liaison.

She works extensively with economic developers, government officials and businesses throughout Indiana and the nation, 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, has become one of the most-used public data sites in the nation, along with its sister site, STATS America.

There is some life beyond data—Rogers is a mother and 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.


  • Purdue University, Bachelor of Arts, English, Communications, History
  • Indiana University, Master of Library and Information Science
  • Indiana University, post-graduate coursework in GIS and database architecture


Other Activities

  • Member, American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • Member, Association of University Business and Economic Research
  • Board of Directors, Council for Community and Economic Development Research
  • Board of Directors, Indiana Geographic Information Council
  • Past President, Indiana Economic Forum
  • Past Chair, National State Data Center Steering Committee
  • Executive Editor, Indiana Business Review
  • Executive Editor, InContext
  • 2005 Economic Development Award Winner, Indiana Economic Development Association
  • Governor’s Census Bureau Liaison
  • Past adjunct faculty in research & statistics for journalism
  • Frequent presenter at national conferences
  • Specializations in content measurement systems, architecture and user-centered design of information and visualization systems
  • Data management and analysis using SPSS, SAS, and MS SQL BI
  • Written and oral presentations of complex results for both academic and general audiences