Raphael Rogers received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Clark University, a master's in curriculum and instruction for Northeastern University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has been a professor at Clark since 2012. He is affiliated with the Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice, Hiatt Center for Urban Education, and Community, Youth, and Education Studies Program.
Dr. Rogers teaches a variety of courses in Education including Exploring the Power of Youth Knowledge and Activism in the Struggle for Equity Justice in Urban Contexts, Graphic Novels in the Classroom, Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Racism and Educational Inequality in the Lives of Youth in Urban Schools, Teaching and Learning, and Ways of Knowing History. He is the author of The Representation of Slavery in Children’s Picture Books: Teaching and Learning About Slavery in K-12 Classrooms (2018) and has book chapters in Partnership and Powerful Teacher Education (2019) and Frontiers in American Children's Literature (2016). Rogers has also collaborated with other Massachusetts educators to create culturally responsive teaching resources for the state’s Department of Education.