Associate Professor, PhD Program Co-Director
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MSSW, University of Louisville
MRE, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
BA, Baylor University
- Career resilience of leadership in senior living communities
- Social work and long-term care
- Congregational community engagement
- Family literacy
- Workforce development
Sherr, M., Singletary, J., & Rogers, R. (2009). Innovative service or proselytizing: Exploring when service delivery becomes a platform for unwanted religious persuasion. Social Work 54(2), 157-165.
Rogers, R. (2007). Family literacy as a church ministry: A model. Family & Community Ministry. 22(2), 6-17.
Rogers, R. (2009). Community Collaboration: Practices of effective collaboration as reported by three urban faith-based social service programs. Social Work & Christianity, 36(3), 326-345.
Yancey, G., Rogers, R., Singletary, J., & Sherr, M. A national study of administrative practices in religious organizations. Social Work & Christianity, 36(2), 127-142.
Rob Rogers joined the Baylor University faculty in August 2001. Currently, he serves as co-director of the PhD Program and teaches in the areas of administration, community practice, and program evaluation. He has served as the director of the Center for Literacy (2005-2009) and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (2009-2013). He has been the chair of the university’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee and the Career Services Advisory Council. In 2013, he relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, and has been teaching and working online since then.
His practice experience has been in the public and private nonprofit sectors in the areas of workforce development, program evaluation and social policy analysis. He served for nine years as the executive director of the Center for Workforce Excellence in Pittsburgh, PA, and also as a senior policy analyst for the Education Policy and Issues Center in Pittsburgh. Prior to this, he was on the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), where he helped develop the MSW program, establish the Carver School of Church Social Work, and served as director of the MSW program. He has a BA from Baylor University, a master of religious education degree from the SBTS, a master of science in social work (MSSW) from the University of Louisville, and a PhD in social work from the University of Pittsburgh.
He has 27 peer-reviewed publications, and his current research interests are in the areas of career resilience of administrators in long-term nursing facilities and the behavioral health work of social workers in these organizations, as well as social work practice in congregations and religiously-affiliated social service organizations.
He is married to Ruth Massey Rogers and they have two adult sons, Joshua and Mark.