Associate Director, Intensive English Programs
Rogers Walker is passionate about using creativity and collaborative problem solving to help students reach their academic and life goals. He is dedicated to learning about students’ individual perspectives, including their learning preferences, cultures and interests. He focuses on educating the “whole student” by listening deeply to students’ perspectives and using this feedback to fuel success for all students. He values collaborating with the faculty and staff in the ESL program at MIIS to develop creative and innovative approaches to support students’ language learning and academic development.
Rogers is an active participant in the Teaching of English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) professional community. He is a board member of the CATESOL Steinbeck Chapter in Monterey, CA. He also has presented on innovative teaching practices at conferences, and he has written articles for professional publications on teaching strategies.
Rogers received a bachelor’s degree in English from George Washington University and a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has lived and taught English in many places, including New York City, Montreal, Philadelphia, Charleston, SC, Greensboro, NC, and China. In addition to teaching English, he has worked in marketing and business development, and he has served as a school director for an intensive English program.
In his free time he enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the Monterey Bay, and he can be found paddling his surfboard into the line up most weekends. He also enjoys completing photographic art projects and taking online classes on a variety of subjects.
Currently, Rogers Walker is pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Mind, Brain and Teaching. His research area is the acquisition of academic literacy skills for adult English language learners