Dr. John Rogers


Position Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Engineering
Office: Westerman Hall112
Phone: 913.360.7962
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Dr. John Rogers joined the Benedictine College School of Engineering in 2022. He has a range of engineering and teaching experience. As an ocean engineer, he developed towed systems for underwater listening, and structures that reduce ship noise. As a structural engineer, he verified the strength of foundations for shipboard equipment. As a design engineer he developed fluid power systems and designed industrial controls for aircraft and automobile plants. As a college instructor, he taught a variety of courses in design, mechanics, and mechatronics, and he advised numerous capstone projects and independent studies.

Dr. Rogers’ PhD research work at Rensselaer was the optimization of stepper controls to reduce unwanted dynamics in machinery. He was awarded a patent for this work. His scholarly interests include microcontroller-based system design, biomechanics, instrumentation, and teaching and learning. He holds a Professional Engineer license in New York.


  • BS, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1986
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 1993
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003