Caroline Wagner, Ph.D.

Ohio State University, Columbus

Phone: 6142927791

Address: 1810 College Road North

City: Columbus, Ohio - 43210

Country: United States

About Me:

Caroline S. Wagner holds the Chair endowed by Milton & Roslyn Wolf at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, ranked #16 in top public universities in the United States. Dr. Wagner conducts research in the field of science and technology and its relationship to policy, society, and innovation, with a particular focus on international collaboration. She received a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Dynamics from Amsterdam School of Communications Research, University of Amsterdam, a Master of Arts degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University, and a B.A. is from Trinity College. She is the author of the 2019 book, “The Collaborative Era in Science,” from Springer.

Research Interests

Public Policy

International Law & Organization

Research Methods & Research Design

Specific Areas of Interest

Science Policy


Network Analysis

International Regime Complexity

International Cooperation

Innovation Policy

Countries of Interest

United States


United Kingdom


South Korea

My Research:

Knowledge creation, dissemination, and application are at the core of Dr. Wagner’s research. She is particularly interested in collaborative efforts to conduct research, development, and innovation. Public policy towards investments in science, technology, and new economy are at the center of her work, and this extends to developing countries that seek to use knowledge as the basis for growth. Her 2008 book, “The New Invisible College: Science for Development,” focused on using network concepts to diffuse knowledge and application of new ideas.