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William Rosenberg

William Rosenberg, PhD

Department of Politics
Office: 3021-D MacAlister
Phone: 215.895.1302


  • BA, Political Science, Temple University, 1976
  • MA, Political Science, Temple University, 1978
  • PhD, Political Science, Temple University, 1985

Curriculum Vitae:



William L. Rosenberg, PhD, is a Professor of Political Science at Drexel University.

Rosenberg is the author of over 80 articles, papers and technical reports. He is a co-author of two books related to public opinion and public policy, "News Verdicts, the Debates and Presidential Campaigns" and "The Politics of Disenchantment: Bush, Clinton, Perot and the Press.” He is a well known expert in the presidential election process as well public opinion and media related to the campaigns.

In addition, William Rosenberg, PhD, has served as Principal Investigator on a number of large-scale multi-year evaluation studies for various government agencies at both the state and national level. He has also served on a variety of National Advisory Panels for the Department of HHS. In addition to his evaluation research, he has been active in conducting opinion research on immigration related issues. He is an expert in conducting both quantitative and qualitative studies using telephone, web, mail, intercept, and in-person surveys as well as focus group techniques. Rosenberg was the Founder and Director of the Drexel University Survey Research Center for 20 years.

He has taught applied research methods techniques at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a member of Mid-West Association of Public Opinion Researchers (MAPOR) for over 20 years, he has been a regular presenter and chair at the annual conferences as well as a member of its Executive Board. He has also served as President of MAPOR. He has also served on the Ethics and Standards Committee of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

Rosenberg has been a research consultant for a variety of public and private organizations within the city, region and nation. He is also a regular analyst for television, radio, and newspapers. He served as a campaign analyst for CNN and the BBC during the 2008 Presidential election. In addition to these appearances,  Rosenberg served as the debate analyst for POTUS XM Channel 130 after the Democratic and Republican debates in 2008 and 2012, as well as through the presidential elections. He continues to serve there as well other media outlets as a political analyst.

Most recently, Dr. Rosenberg served as an International Expert for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). His work, conducted in Albania, was designed to assist their government in the training of public administrators in the area of anti-corruption.

Selected Publications:

  • "Sport NGO's: Their Creation, Structure, Process, Maintenance, and Outcomes as Political Institutions." To be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Mid-West Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April, 2014
  • "Evaluations: What's In It for Me and My Students." William L. Rosenberg and Douglas Porpora. Assessment Conference 2013 - Evidence-Based Learning: Insights and Experiences. Philadelphia, PA 2013.
  • "A Moderated Mediation Model of E-Mentoring." Marco S. DiRenzo, Frank Linnehan, Ping Shao, William L. Rosenberg. Journal of Vocational Behavior 76 (2010) 292–305.
  • The Politics of Disenchantment: Bush, Clinton, Perot and the Press. Co-authored: James B. Lemert, William R. Elliott, James M. Bernstein, William L. Rosenberg. (Cresskill , NJ: Hampton Press, Inc., 1996).
  • News Verdicts, the Debates and Presidential Campaigns. Co-authored: James B. Lemert, William R. Elliott, James M. Bernstein, William L. Rosenberg, Karl J. Nestvold. (New York , New York: Praeger Publishers, 1991).