Dr. Mary RogersCollege of Letters and Sciences
Dr. Mary Mallory Rogers earned her Master of Arts and PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Her BA in Psychology was completed at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and she holds an AA in Fine Arts from Shasta College.
Dr. Rogers’ research and scholarly interests include life-span development of self-concept and identity, emotion processes, and cognitive foundations of self-esteem. Being a developmental psychologist, she worked at understanding how these characteristics changed over the life span. Dr. Rogers’ special interest in personality concerns how personality is built over a lifetime, and how it changes.
She has taught a wide variety of psychology courses over the years, from introductory psychology, cognition and learning theory through all the phases of human development and aging, to abnormal psychology, personality, motivation, emotion, and consciousness. Since 2003 Dr. Rogers has been moving increasingly toward teaching online, which offers her the opportunity to grow with educational technology and explore the challenges and excitement of our evolving methods of adult education. She has a sincere dedication to advancing student engagement and success in online learning. Her teaching positions have been primarily with UC Davis, Fresno State, Chapman University, National University, Brandman University, and at Shasta College (a community college in Redding, Calif.).
Dr. Rogers has two adult daughters who have taught her much about psychology and human development. Amanda is now a rocket scientist working with NASA in Washington, DC, and Amelia runs her own business in stand-up paddle board yoga teacher training in San Diego and Oceanside. Dr. Rogers lives in Carmichael, Calif., with my husband, who is also Dr. Rogers. She has eight grandchildren and one more is due this fall. Dr. Rogers has a chocolate lab puppy named Titan. In her free time Dr. Rogers enjoys mountain adventures, intuitive collage, kayaking, gardening, wine tasting, and creating stained glass windows.
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