Writing and Rhetoric: My primary research interests revolve around the development of writing abilities across the lifespan, with an emphasis on instruction and feedback, and the relationship of writing to knowledge production and social innovation.
Dr. Paul M. Rogers is an associate professor of English at George Mason University. In addition to his research on writing development across the lifespan and the relationship of writing to knowledge and organizational productivity, he teaches courses a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. Paul works on a variety of interdisciplinary initiatives aimed at improving student achievement, advancing social innovation, and increasing well-being for individuals and communities.
Paul currently serves as a strategic Advisor for the world's 6th ranked NGO | Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, and since 2011 has served as a Senior Scholar at George Mason's Center for the Advancement of Well Being. He is also the Chair and co-founder of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.
Paul was a recipient of the American Association of Colleges & Universities K. Patricia Cross Award for leadership in higher education, and a co-recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Janet Emig Award for research in English education. He is the former Director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project and the Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
Professor Rogers earned his PhD in education from UC Santa Barbara in 2008. His recent publications include the co-edited volumes: Writing Research from Multiple Perspectives (2017); International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, and Measures (2012); Writing Across the Curriculum: A Critical Sourcebook (2011); and, Traditions of Writing Research (2010). His most recent publications include book chapters on well-being in higher education; strengthening PHD programs across the disciplines; and, curricular advances in social entrepreneurship. He is currently working on another edited collection of research on writing.
in 2015 Paul gave TEDx talk entitled "How to Live your Best Life" <https://youtu.be/aNaPM_HtIiQ> and was a featured expert on the Washington, D.C. PBS station WETA's award-winning series "Reading Rockets", which helps young children to read and write. <http://www.readingrockets.org/teaching/experts/paul-rogers>
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Plane, S., Bazerman, C. & Rogers, P.M. (2017). Writing Research from Multiple Perspectives, Paris, France: Centre de Recherche sur les Médiations and Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse.
Bazerman, C., Dean C., Early J., Lunsford, K., Null S., Rogers P. & Stansell A. (Eds.), (In Press). Advances in International Writing Research: Cultures, Places, and Measures. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.
Zawacki, T. & Rogers, P.M (Eds.). (2011). Writing across the curriculum: A critical sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.
Bazerman, C., Krut, R., Lunsford K., McLeod S., Null, S., Rogers P. & Stansell A. (Eds.), (2010). Traditions of writing research. Oxford, UK: Routledge.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Rogers, P.M. (in press). Crossing the borders of professional practice through initiative, interaction, and participation. In A. Davis & S. Webb (Eds.), Metamorphosis: The effects of professional development on graduate students. Southland, TX: Fountainhead Press.
Rogers, P.M., Zawacki, T. & Baker. S. (2016) Uncovering Challenges and Pedagogical Complications in Dissertation Writing and Supervisory Practices: Findings from a Multi-method Study of Doctoral Students and Advisers. In Simpson, S., Cox, M., Caplan, N., & Phillips, T. (Eds.) Supporting Graduate Student Writers: Research, Pedagogy, Program Design. Ann Arbor, MI: U of Michigan Press.
Lucas, N. and Rogers, P. (2016) The Well Being University. In Harward, D. (Ed.) Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education’s Greater Purposes. Washington, D.C. Briding Theory to Practice.
Rogers, P. & Lucas, N. (2016) The Time is Right to Prioritize Well-Being in Higher Education. Bridging Theory to Practice Newsletter. Winter. Bridging Theory to Practice Newsletter. Washington, D.C. http://www.bttop.org/news-events/feature-time-right-prioritize-well-being-higher-education
Rogers, P. (2014). Why Curricular Advances in Social Entrepreneurship Education Matter. Social Entrepreneurship Education Resource Handbook. Washington D.C.: AshokaU.
Rogers, P.M., and Walling, O. (2011). Writing and knowledge making: Insights from an historical perspective. In Starke-Meyerring, D., Paré, A., Artemeva, N., Horne, M., & Yousoubova, L., (Eds.). Writing in knowledge societies. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse. 259-273.
Rogers, P.M. (2011). Evolving integration and differentiation in cognitive and socio-cultural-historical writing research. In V.W. Berninger (Ed.). Past, Present, and Future Contributions of Cognitive Writing Research to Cognitive Psychology. East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press. 585-590.
Zawacki, T. and Rogers, P.M. (2011). A history of inquiry: The resilience of writing across the curriculum. In T. Zawacki, & P.M. Rogers (Eds.),Writing across the curriculum: A critical sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. 1-10.
Rogers, P.M., Whitney, A., Bright, A. Cabe, R., Dewar, T & Null, S. (2011). Rejoining the learning circle: When inservice providers conduct research. English Education 43(2). 171-192.
Rogers, P.M. (2010). The contributions of North American longitudinal studies of writing in higher education to our understanding of writing development. In C. Bazerman, R. Krut, K. Lunsford, S. McLeod, S. Null, P.M. Rogers and A. Stansell (Eds.), Traditions of Writing Research. Oxford, UK: Routledge. 365-377.
Ph.D. Education University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008
Master of Arts, Education University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005
Master of Arts, English – Emphasis in Teaching Writing Humboldt State University,2003
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication Humboldt State University, 2000