Dr. J. David Rogers, the Karl F. Hasselmann Missouri Chair in Geological Engineering at Missouri S&T, has studied major floods on every continent except Antarctica. No surprise, then, that media organizations seek him out for stories about the history of flood control. Newsy recently invited Rogers to share his expertise in its story about the lessons learned in decades of fighting floods.
Rogers is also an expert in the construction of the Panama Canal, named one of the wonders of the modern world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he is a fellow. Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California-Berkeley. He joined the faculty at Missouri S&T in 2001.