Roger Caruth attended Clark Atlanta University, receiving a B.A. in Mass Communications and an M.P.A. in International Administration and Development, and went to John Marshall Law School where he received a Juris Doctor degree with an emphasis on Entertainment, Business and Technology law in 1999. He then went on to pursue doctoral studies and received a Ph.D. from Howard University in 2013.
He has taught at Morgan State University in the Strategic Communications Department, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business and Queens College, and Political Science Department, both a part of the City University of New York system, and Georgia Perimeter College in the Department of History and Political Science. He recently concluded a three year Research Fellowship in the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania. He utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to conduct qualitative and quantitative communications research through narrative inquiry, historical analysis, traditional, social, digital and emerging media.
Roger’s research focus includes International Communications and the use of information communications technology (ICT) tools, specifically social media, to improve the quality and standard of life of Caribbean communities in the region and abroad. Specific areas of research include: policy, law, education, politics, health, economics, culture, agribusiness, tourism and hospitality and energy development.
As a volunteer and active community member in Washington D.C., he serves on the Board of H Street Main Street a non-profit that has played a key part of the revitalization efforts of the H Street Corridor in the District of Columbia, and serves as a member of the local Alcohol and Beverage Licensing Committee for ANC 6A located in Ward 6. He sits on several boards and commissions including: H Street Main Street, The Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation, The Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs, Caribbeana Communications and Upliftment Jamaica.