Everett Rogers Author

Everett rogers

Everett M. Rogers (March 6, 1931 - October 21, 2004) was a communication scholar, sociologist, writer, and teacher. He is best known for originating the diffusion of innovations theory and for introducing the term early adopter. Rogers was born on his family's Pinehurst Farm in Carroll, Iowa, in 1931. His father loved electromechanical farm innovations, but was highly reluctant to utilize biological–chemical innovations, so he resisted adopting the new hybrid seed corn, even though it yielded 25% more crop and was resistant to drought. During the Iowa drought of 1936, while the hybrid seed corn stood tall on the neighbor’s farm, the crop on the Rogers’ farm wilted. Rogers’ father was finally convinced. Rogers had no plans to attend university until a school teacher drove him and some classmates to Ames to visit Iowa State University. Rogers decided to pursue a degree in agriculture there. He then served in the Korean War for two years. He returned to Iowa State University to earn a Ph.D. in sociology and statistics in 1957. When the first edition (1962) of Diffusion of Innovations was published, Rogers was an assistant professor of rural sociology at Ohio State University.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 6th, 1931
United States of America
Date of death
October 21st, 2004 at age of 73
Place of death
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America


1. Iowa State University Colleges/University

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, more commonly known as Iowa State University (ISU), is a public land-grant and space-grant research university located in Ames, Iowa, United States. Iowa State has produced astronauts, scientists, and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, along with a host of other notable individuals in their respective fields. Until 1959 it was known as the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2013. 674 mil. $
2012. 605 mil. $
2011. 475 mil. $
Institution colors
1750 Beardshear Hall, 50011 - Ames, Iowa
2013. 27,659
2010. 23,104
2009. 22,521
2013. 5,296
2011. 5,544
2010. 5,578
Acceptance rate
2013. 83.26 %
2012. 82.5 %
2010. 81.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 7.73 K $
2011. 7.49 K $
2010. 7 K $
2009. 6.65 K $
2008. 6.36 K $
Official web page www.iastate.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Iowa State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1919., Author
b. 1927., Politician
b. 1927., Engineer
b. 1934., Academic
b. 1935., Writer
b. 1929., Military Person
b. 1936., Politician
b. 1932., Scientist

Written work

1.Diffusion of Innovations

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1962. at New York City
1977. at Monticello
1983. at New York City
2003. at New York City
Public opinion
Diffusion of innovations

2.The innovation process for dial a ride

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1979. at Stanford
United States of America

3.The Diffusion of Home Computers

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1982. at Stanford


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