Professional writing and literature courses
Ph.D. Rhetoric and Linguistics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
M.A. ESOL, University of Memphis
B.A. English and Social Sciences, University of the West Indies
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Elsa Rogers discovered her passion for education and received a teacher’s diploma before teaching at both elementary and high schools. Receiving her bachelor’s degree at the University of the West Indies, she migrated to the United States to pursue a master’s degree and later, her doctoral degree. Using her master’s degree, Rogers taught ESOL at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before moving to Florida.
In 1997, Rogers was hired as an adjunct professor at International College (now known as Hodges University). She quickly moved into the position of a full-time faculty member and went on to serve as the chair of the Liberal Arts department. At one point, she simultaneously chaired the Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies and Applied Psychology departments. Currently, she is the dean of the School of Liberal Studies.
As someone who is familiar with multitasking on a professional level, Rogers down time is often used for reading, gardening and getting involved in community service activities.