Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Special Education and Gifted Education
(651) 962-4386
MOH 337 | Opus Hall

Karen Rogers has been in gifted education at the University of St. Thomas since before it was a University. She arrived, ABD (all but dissertation) from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and has enjoyed every year since.  During her tenure she has directed the first Apple Computer Lab, directed the gifted studies program for several years, been Program Chair of Curriculum & Instruction (before programs were called “departments” and most of all enjoyed being a teacher and researcher. Her areas of interest include gifted cognitive development (and some brain research), research synthesis techniques, academic acceleration, arts education and the artistically gifted, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and gifted curriculum design and development. She has written four books and co-edited one, as well as published over 200 journal articles, 75 program evaluations, and 25 book chapters, 500+ presentations at national and international conferences, and 12 monographs or official reports.  She is a yearly Honorary Professorial Fellow at two Universities in Australia and sits on the Advisory Boards of three organizations currently. Her proudest achievement has been being the mother of three highly gifted children, and nine gifted grandsons, with one prospective gifted granddaughter “in development!”