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Robin "Rob" Rogers

Rob K. Rogers

Associate Professor
Phone: 254-710-4321

"I thoroughly enjoy teaching in the areas of administration, social policy, community practice, and research. Evidence-informed practice is as important in teaching as it is in direct practice with client systems. My leadership and management philosophy is anchored in two beliefs about people and work."

"First, I believe that our best work is done in the context of community. Wherever I work, my goal is to foster an environment in which there is common vision and values; mutual trust and respect; and shared risks, resources, and rewards. Second, I believe that most people want to do their job well and make a positive difference in this world. As a manager, my primary job is to help them perform at their highest level to achieve this goal."


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S.S.W., University of Louisville
M.R.E., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Baylor University
Full Curriculum Vita

Selected Publications

  • 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.

Research Interests

  • Family Literacy
  • Workforce Development
  • Religiously Affiliated Social Service Organizations


Robin "Rob" Rogers joined the Baylor University faculty in August 2001. He teaches in the areas of administration, research, and practice with organizations and communities. From 2005-2009, Rob was the director of the Center for Literacy in the School of Social Work. His practice experience has been 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, Pennsylvania. He also served as a senior policy analyst for the Education Policy and Issues Center in Pittsburgh. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, he was associate professor (1977-85) and director (1982-84) of the MSW program at the Carver School of Church Social Work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. In 1983, he was named "Social Worker of the Year" by the Kentucky Chapter of NASW.

From 2002-2005, Dr. Rogers served as associate director of the Faith & Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN) research project, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. For three years he was co-director of the Learning English Among Friends (LEAF) family literacy program, which began at Cesar Chavez Middle School and has expanded to six middle schools and one high school in the Waco Independent School District.

He is married to Ruth Massey Rogers and they have two adult sons, Joshua and Mark.