Alan R. Rogers

Alan R. Rogers
Born (1950-08-13) August 13, 1950
Nationality American
Fields Population genetics
Evolutionary ecology
Institutions University of Utah
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Thesis Variation of Neutral Characters in Subdivided Populations (1982)
Doctoral advisor Henry C. Harpending
Spouse Elizabeth Cashdan
Children 2

Alan R. Rogers (born August 13, 1950) is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah. His research is in the fields of population genetics and evolutionary ecology.[1] He is the author of The Evidence for Evolution.[2]

Early life and education

Rogers earned a B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. at University of New Mexico, where he studied under Henry Harpending.


Rogers is best known for his work in population genetics, much of which uses genetic data to study the history of populations.[3][4] He has also contributed to the theory of cultural evolution,[5] to life history theory, and to economic theory on the interest rate.



Selected papers


  1. Nicholas Wade (2006). Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors. Penguin Press. pp. 25–. ISBN 978-1-59420-079-3.
  2. "What Darwin didn't know". UPI Science News, 8 June 2011.
  3. John Savino; Marie D. Jones (2007). Supervolcano: The Catastrophic Event that Changed the Course of Human History (could Yellowstone be Next?). Career Press. pp. 144–. ISBN 978-1-56414-953-4.
  4. Brian Regal (2004). Human Evolution: A Guide to the Debates. ABC-CLIO. pp. 262–. ISBN 978-1-85109-418-9.
  5. Geoffrey Miller (21 December 2011). The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-0-307-81374-9.
  6. Siegfried Hekimi (1 January 2000). The Molecular Genetics of Aging: 8 Tables. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 15–. ISBN 978-3-540-66663-9.
  7. Richard A. Posner (1 April 1997). Aging and Old Age. University of Chicago Press. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-0-226-67568-8.

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