Paul M. Rogers

Paul Rogers is a strategic advisor to Ashoka's Start Empathy initiative and has worked on a number of Ashoka initiatives since 2008. He is an Associate Professor of English and the Associate Chair of the English Department at George Mason University. He has also served as a Senior Scholar at George Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being since 2011. An innovative and interdisciplinary leader, Dr. Rogers has led a variety of initiatives focused on supporting teachers and advancing social entrepreneurship and well-being in higher education. Paul earned his PhD in education from UC Santa Barbara in 2008. His recent publications include the co-edited volumes: Writing Research from Multiple Perspectives (in press); 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; curricular advances in social entrepreneurship; and strengthening PhD programs across the disciplines. He was a 2008 recipient of the American Association of Colleges & Universities K. Patricia Cross Award for leadership in higher education, and was a co-recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English 2009 Janet Emig Award for research in English education. He is also the former Director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project. He recently gave a TEDx talk entitled “How to Live your Best Life” 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.

Ashoka U Exchange

We are pleased to officially announce that the 2017 Exchange will be hosted by Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, on March 2-4, 2017.

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