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. He has held several positions at the Ashbrook Center, currently serving as Deputy Director.
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. He previously served as an intern for the government relations office at Sprint, an intern for the Experimental Aircraft Association, and as a Page in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Roger has written numerous articles for National Review Online, and he is currently co-editing a new edition of James Madison’s Debates in the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
In his position at the Ashbrook Center, he is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Center’s programs and the finances of the Ashbrook Center.
Roger is married to Danielle Beckett and has two daughters.