Deanna Rogers to Join College at Southeastern English Faculty

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Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern are pleased to announce the hire of Deanna Rogers to The College’s English faculty and to welcome her and her family to the Southeastern community. She will begin teaching composition and upper-level English courses this fall.

“Dr. Rogers is a tremendous addition to our faculty,” commented Provost Scott Pace. “Her academic credentials and years of experience will ensure that our students are thoroughly equipped to fulfill their calling. Perhaps more importantly, her strong biblical convictions and her desire to personally invest in students will ground them in the truth and help them grow in their faith.”

Rogers received her MA in English from Clemson University and her PhD in English with a concentration in composition and rhetoric from the University of South Carolina.

“My passion is for teaching, and it is such a blessing to have the opportunity to teach in a college and with faculty and students who desire to serve the Lord and who pursue knowledge so that they can share the gospel with others,” Rogers shared as she reflected on the start of this new chapter.

“I have felt God’s hand guiding me every step of the way to join the Southeastern English department. My father was pursuing his MDiv at Southeastern and my parents lived on Rice Circle in married student housing when I was born. My dad used to carry me on his shoulders on walks around campus and around Paschal Golf Course. So, to come back to Southeastern now as faculty seems like a beautiful closing of the circle.”

I have felt God’s hand guiding me every step of the way to join the Southeastern English department.

While Rogers has childhood ties to Southeastern’s campus, she also has previous experience teaching as one of The College’s adjunct English faculty from 2016 to 2019.

“I absolutely loved teaching for The College, and I am thrilled to be back,” she expressed.

Rogers has served as the director of academic support at William Peace University for the past 6 years. She brings with her a familiarity and expertise in academic administration in addition to years of teaching experience.

John Burkett, assistant professor of rhetoric and composition at Southeastern, commented on Rogers’ hire, stating, “I’m excited that Dr. Deanna Rogers will be joining The College English faculty, having a background in American literature and composition pedagogy as well as expressing the Baptist theology, values, and aspirations of Southeastern.”

As assistant professor of English at Southeastern, Rogers will begin teaching a variety of different courses, including Composition II, American Literature, World Literature, and Studies in Literary Genre.

Rogers and her husband, Craig, have been married 25 years and have a son, Sam, who is a senior in college pursuing a degree in English. The family lives in Wendell, NC, and are members at Wendell Baptist Church.

Southeastern is excited for Rogers’ return to the Southeastern faculty and looks forward to the impact she will have on The College’s English program and its students.


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