Podcast Episode

Shifting to A Psychographic Fundraising Approach

Rodger Devine
Former Associate Dean of External Affairs for Strategy and Innovation at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Dr. Rodger Devine is currently the Assistant Vice President of Advancement Operations at Pomona College and was most recently the Associate Dean of External Affairs for Strategy and Innovation at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California.

While at USC, Rodger supported the Office of Advancement, Office of Communications, Public Exchange, and external-facing constituents by providing project leadership, solution delivery, and program innovation.

Dr. Rodger Devine is currently the Assistant Vice President of Advancement Operations at Pomona College and was most recently the Associate Dean of External Affairs for Strategy and Innovation at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California.

While at USC, Rodger supported the Office of Advancement, Office of Communications, Public Exchange, and external-facing constituents by providing project leadership, solution delivery, and program innovation. Rodger’s portfolio included advancement operations, business intelligence, development communications, gift administration, leadership annual giving, prospect development, and strategic information services. Rodger brings 20 years of experience in information technology, software engineering, organizational development, and cross-functional leadership. Rodger completed his graduate studies in information, analysis, and retrieval at the University of Michigan and his doctoral research in Organizational Change and Leadership at the USC Rossier School of Education.

Rodger co-authored Hands-On Deep Learning with R: A practical guide to designing, building, and improving neural network models using R (2020) and Data Science for Fundraising: Build Data-Driven Solutions Using R (2018). Rodger organizes and presents at conferences, chairs symposia, teaches workshops, and volunteers in various leadership roles and mentorship capacities with non-profit organizations such as Apra, AASP, and CASE, among others. Rodger looks forward to connecting with other avid lifelong learners and building diverse communities of professional development, expertise, and knowledge sharing across higher education and beyond.

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