Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers is an associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (History and Anthropology) at SUNY Empire State College. She holds multiple appointments, including undergraduate roles in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Arts & Humanities, the School for Graduate Studies, and International Education. Rogers have won multiple awards for her innovative approach to teaching and learning, including, most recently, the 2019-2020 SUNY Empire Provost Innovation Award, the 2018-2019 Explorations in Diversity & Academic Excellence Award (EDAE), and the 2017-2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Rogers received a certificate in Ethnic Studies, a B.A. in Social Sciences (Anthropology Major and History Minor), an M.A. in History, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies (Anthropology, History, and Linguistics Concentrations) from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) with over a decade of field and museum experience. She has worked in both academic and tribal archaeology as well as in historic preservation and museum studies. Rogers’ interests have taken her to various geographic locations to conduct research and teach, including the South and Northeastern United States, the Dominican Republic, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, and Puerto Rico.
Rogers was the inaugural coordinator of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies for the college (2017-2019) as well as the Convener for Interdisciplinary Studies (2014-2017).
Rogers has been a part of a variety of SUNY-wide initiatives related to her expertise in OER development and implementation, including consulting on multiple IITG grants, Lumina/PLA grants, participating as a COIL Instructor, as well as offering collegial support as a COTE and TOEP fellow in OER academic innovation.
Rogers actively works with students in a variety of research and club activities, including (AY 2011-2013) being the founding Faculty Advisor for the NFC Student Club- CARES (College Achievement Requires Engaged Students) and the founding adviser for the ESC Graduate Student Collaborative (AY 2014-2019). Rogers also works with students, alumni, and colleagues in WNY as the lead investigator for the Buffalo Project.
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