Roger L. Beckett is a 1996 graduate of Ashland University and the Ashbrook Scholar program. In 1997, he received a Master of Arts in Social Studies Education from The Ohio State University. Since joining the Ashbrook staff in 1997, Beckett has held numerous roles and was named Executive Director in 2013.
Roger has been pivotal in growing the Center into a national leader in offering civic education programs for students and teachers. He led the effort to create Ashbrook’s Master of Arts degree in American History and Government, both online and at Ashland University, as well as online continuing education classes, and webinars for middle and high school history teachers to strengthen their understanding of America’s Founding.
In 2012, Roger was appointed by the Ohio Legislature to be a member of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. Among other activities, he serves as the campaign treasurer for Ohio State Senator Larry Obhof, he was appointed to the Ohio Humanities Council by the Ohio Governor in 2007, and he was a part of the 179th Airlift Wing Committee, a Mansfield, Ohio community committee that successfully saved the base from closing during the Pentagon’s Base Realignment and Closing process in 2004. For two years, he served on the selection committee for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. He was a Publius Fellow in 1997 and has been selected to attend seminars sponsored by the Liberty Fund and Donors Trust. Roger has written numerous articles for National Review Online.
Roger is married to Danielle Beckett and has two daughters.