Beverly Rodgers


Biography:

Dr. Rodgers received her B.A. in Sociology from Missouri Southern State University, her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Ohio State University, with a specialization in Cultural Anthropology. Her main areas of interest and research are contemporary Native American cultures, particularly issues surrounding group and individual identity. The majority of her research focuses on the Nation of her ancestry, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and is tribally driven, researching data that is important to the tribe for cultural understanding and preservation.

In addition to the focus on Native Nations and Peoples, the manner in which groups of people organize themselves is also of interest and forms the basis of many of her classes.

Prior to teaching at Antioch College, Dr. Rodgers was a lecturer at Ohio State University, teaching undergraduate and graduate level anthropology courses. She also served as adjunct faculty at Columbus State Community College, teaching cultural diversity, sociology and anthropology courses.

Dr. Rodgers considers learning to apply the methodologies of Cultural Anthropology to everyday occurrences and problems a valuable life skill, relative to any vocation or avocation.