Before joining the Kellogg faculty, Steven Rogers owned and operated two manufacturing firms and one retail operation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Rogers worked at Bain and Company Consulting firm, Cummins Engine Company and UNC Ventures, a venture capital firm.
Mr. Rogers has been named to the Faculty Honor Roll in every quarter he has taught at Kellogg. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 1996 and 2005 Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year. He is the only professor in Kellogg’s history to have received this award more than once. In 1996, BusinessWeek named him one of the top 12 entrepreneurship professors at graduate business schools in the United States. In 1997, BusinessWeek named him one of 14 “New Stars of Finance.” In 1998, Ernst and Young selected Mr. Rogers as Entrepreneur of the Year (supporter category).
In addition to the regular MBA program, Mr. Rogers teaches in many Kellogg executive programs in the United States Toronto and Hong Kong. He has received the Outstanding Professor Award for the Executive Program 15 times.
Mr. Rogers currently serves on the advisory boards of private equity firms SB Partners, Smith Whiley and Company, and O’Connor Partners. He also serves on the boards of SC Johnson Wax, W.S. Darley and Company, SuperValu, Oakmark Mutual Funds, and AMCORE Financial. He is a member of JP Morgan Chase’s Capital Investment Committee. Nonprofit board memberships include A Better Chance Program and Urban Prep High School. He is also a trustee of Williams College and a former member of the Harvard Business School Visiting Committee.
In 2005, he received the Bert King Award for Service from the African American Student Union of Harvard Business School. That same year he was also selected as Chicago United’s Business Leader of Color. In 2006, he was selected as one of the 100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity by MBN USA.
He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College.