Rogers taught at the elementary and junior high school levels prior to coming to Averett. She was also an adjunct professor at George Mason University.
During her tenure at Averett she has served on various University committees including pretenure and posttenure for fellow professors, the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, the General Education Committee and the Adult Studies Committee.
In addition to her work at Averett, Rogers finds time to participate in community organizations. She is a member of: Bookshelf, a bookclub consisting of local public school and university educators; the Garden Club of Danville; Wednesday Club of Danville; and the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History where she is a sponsor level member.
She has conducted several research projects and published her findings. Her articles include "From secondary to elementary: Crossing the bridge in use of content area reading strategies," which was presented at the 14th European Conference on Reading in Zagreb, Croatia in August 2005 and at the annual meeting of the College Reading Association in Delray Beach, Fla.
She is a member of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, a review board member for the "Literacy Research and Instruction Journal," member of the Virginia College Reading Educators' Council and Virginia State Reading Council.
Rogers received an associate's degree from Stratford College, a bachelor's degree in history from Madison College and a master's degree in reading from Madison College. She received her educational doctorate in special education-reading from The American University.
Doctor of Education, special education, The American University
Community Involvement, Volunteer Activities and Professional Affiliations:
Serves on the Editorial Review Board of the "Journal of Reading Research and Instruction," on the Program Committee of the Annual College Reading Association's Annual Conference
Member and Treasurer of the Garden Club in Danville
Member of the Garden Club of Virginia
Chairperson of meetings at the Annual College Reading Association conferences for several years, ranging from 1994-2004
Self assessments: Student teacher report on the literacy assessment and instructional procedures utilized in their upper elementary grade placement, College Reading Associations Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in November 2007 and at the International Reading Associations Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada in May 2007
Student teachers: Literacy assessment and instructional procedures utilized in the primary grades, College Read Association Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. in November 2006
Freedom to Choose: Effective Content Area Reading Strategies Teachers Continue to Utilize the Second Year after an In-Service Course, paper presented at the annual Meeting of the College Reading Association in Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2002
Advocates for Combining Alternative with Traditional Literacy Assessments and Evaluation/Grading Procedures: Practices Benefiting New Teachers, paper presented at the annual Meeting of the College Reading Association in Myrtle Beach, S.C., April 20, 1999