Dr. Anissa Rogers, PhD, MA, MSW, LCSW

Professor and Director, MSW Program


Office Location:Xavier Hall - Room 144

Office Hours: (On Campus) Tue: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (On Campus) Wed: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (On Campus) Thu: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Curriculum Vitae: View my CV

  • Professional
  • Biography
  • Personal


  • Ph.D., Social Work Gerontology, University of Utah , 1997
  • Masters, Social Work, University of Utah, 1997
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, 1993
  • B.A., Psychology and Spanish, University of Utah, 1990

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): EMDRIA International
  • Gerontology: University of Utah Gerontology Center
  • Substance Abuse Counseling: University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work


During my career, I have served in many leadership and administrative roles. At the University of Portland (UP), I served as the BSW social work practicum director for nine years and program director for eight years. For three years, I chaired our department of 13 faculty members from psychology, sociology, and social work (one year of which I directed both our program and the department). I participated in several university and departmental accreditation reviews, including the successful initial and reaffirmation Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation reviews. I enjoy envisioning how program missions, accreditation standards, and student and community needs come together. This includes thinking about recruiting and retaining talented students, particularly students from diverse and minoritized populations.