Michelle L. Rogers, PhD.

Michelle L. Rogers, PhD is an associate professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University. For more than 15 years, she has used human factors engineering methods and socio-technical systems theory to study the impact of health information technology (HIT) on clinical workflow and usability of technology with and by medically underserved populations.  Dr. Rogers’ research and teaching interests include investigating the usability and utility of patient portals and electronic medical records. Internationally, she has partnered with clinicians from Drexel University College of Medicine and the Makarere University Medical School to understand how HIT is used, designed and supported among Ugandan doctors, nurses and midwives. Most recently, she has been collaborating with faculty from industrial design, dance and education to understand how combining coding, design, and dance can motivate the Black Girls in the West Philadelphia Community to explore STEAM skills and connect with their bodies. making the realization of a career in STEM fields achievable. The Black Girls STEAMING through Dance (BGSD) program engages African American girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math-related (STEAM) activities.  This work has been funded by the West Philly Promise Neighborhood.

***NOTE*** She is currently on leave at the National Science Foundation (NSF), in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate for the AYs 2020-2022.

Dr. Rogers is a 2002 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a PhD in industrial engineering, concentrating in socio-technical systems and human factors and ergonomics.  An alumna of Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology (electrical engineering), she was a participant in the Dual Degree Engineering program in the Atlanta University Center


August 2021

August  7 – 13, 2021

Participated as a member of the 2021 -2022 ELATES program – ELATES at Drexel® is a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science, and other STEM fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities.

July 2021

July 7 – 9, 2021

Participated as a judge for the virtual NAACP ACT-SO awards in the computer science competition

June 2021

2020-2021 BGSD final performance –  Final performance video 


Michelle L Rogers