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Dr. Michael Rogers

Dr. Michael Rogers

Email

Office

2270 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1551
660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2009


Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Statistics, Iowa State University
  • M.S. Applied Computer Science, Illinois State State University
  • B.S. Statistics, University of Winnipeg

Courses Taught

  • Computer Programming I & II
  • Scientific Computing
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Organization
  • Mobile Computing - iOS, Mobile Computing - Android
  • Internet of Things (Special Topics)
  • Foundations of Game Development
  • App Development in C# .NET
  • Web Applications and Services
  • Graduate Directed Projects
  • Foundations of Computing

Academic Interests

  • Computer Science Education
  • Internet of Things
  • Game Development
  • Maker Spaces in Education
  • App Development
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Science in K-12
  • Machine Learning

Scholarly Activity

Recent Publications

  • Rogers, Michael, Siever, Bill. A Macro View of the Micro:Bit in Higher Education. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 33, No. 5, May 2018.
  • Rogers, Michael, Fellah, Aziz, Wong, Dennis. Flash, buzz, zap and ouch!: the sounds and sights of the internet of things in the classroom. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 32, No. 5, May 2017. 
  • Rogers, Michael, Siever, Bill.  Achieving the EMBaaSABLE: easy cloud storage, push notifications and social media integration in an introductory mobile computing class. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 31, No. 5, May 2016.
  • Rogers, Michael P., Siever, Bill. Switching to Swift:  Instructional Issues and Student Sentiment.  Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 30, No. 5, May 2015.
  • Wall, Jennifer, Beatty, Heidi, Rogers, Michael P. Apps for teaching, not just reviewing. Teaching Children Mathematics 21, 7, 438-441, 2015.
  • Rogers, Michael P. , Shoemake, Andrew O. Storyboards:  A Graphical Development Tool for the Rest of Us.  Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Vol 29, No. 5, May 2014.
  • Clark, Judy, Spradling, Carol, Rogers, Michael P. What, No Canoes?  Lessons Learned While Hosting a Scratch Summer Camp (with Judy Clark and Carol Spradling). Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 28, No. 5, May 2013.
  • Rogers, Michael P. , Wessell, Ryan. The Joy of Text:  Word Games in CS I.Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 28, No. 5, May 2013.

Recent Presentations

 

  • Case, Denise, Toomey, Deborah, Rogers, Michael, Kelley, Curt, Smith, Harold, Spradling, Carol, Simmons, Juanita. Improving the CS Pipeline for Underrepresented Groups. Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges:Central Plains, Maryville, MO, April 2018.
  • Rogers, Michael P., Siever, Bill. What to do about Comp Org?  Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) 2018, Baltimore, MD, February 2018.
  • Rogers, Michael P., Siever, Bill. Micro:bit Magic: Engaging K-12, CS1/2, and non-majors with IoT & Embedded.  Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) 2018, Baltimore, MD, February 2018.
  • Rogers, Michael P., Siever, Bill. An IoT BOF.  Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) 2017, Seattle, WA, March 2017.
  • Siever, Bill, Rogers, Michael P. An Iota of IoT. Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) 2017, Seattle, WA, March 2017. 
  • Rogers, Michael P., Siever, Bill. A Hands On Introduction to the Internet Of Things. Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) 2016, Memphis, TN, March 2016.
  • Rogers, Michael P. , Siever, Bill. Solving the Cloud Computing Impasse with MBaaS. Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education 2016, Memphis, TN, March 2016.
  • Rogers, Michael P., Siever, Bill. A Swift Introduction to Swift App Development.  Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education 2015, Kansas City, MO, March 2015.
  • Rogers, Michael P. A Swift Introduction to Swift. Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas Women-in-Computing (MINK-WIC), Kansas City, MO, October 2015.
  • Rogers, Michael P., Siever, Bill. Birds-of-a-Feather Session:  The Great Objective-C Swift Migration of 2015.  Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education 2015, Kansas City, MO, March 2015.
  • Rogers, Michael P, Wessell, Ryan. Word Games and Python in CS I and II. Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges:Central Plains, Kansas City, MO, April 2013.

Recent Apps

  • Rogers, M.P. (2017) KXCV/KRNW [Mobile application software] http://itunes.apple.com
  • Rogers, M.P. (2016) Wakey, Wakey [Mobile application software] http://itunes.apple.com
  • Rogers, M.P., and Shepherd, Mary.(2015) Mathaquilta. [Mobile application software]
  • Rogers, M. P., and Wall, J. J. (2013) Space Blocks! [Mobile application software]. http://itunes.apple.com
  • Rogers, M. P., and Wall, J. J. (2013) Fruit Plate Math 2.0.1 [Mobile application software]. http://itunes.apple.com
  • Rogers, M. P., and Wall, J. J. (2012) Fruit Plate Math 1.0 [Mobile application software]. http://itunes.apple.com

Student Group Advisement

  • ACM Student Chapter Mentor

Other Professional Experience

  • Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, 2018
  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, 2019