Steven Rogers is the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. Professor Rogers teaches Entrepreneurial Finance at Kellogg and is the Director of the Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice. Before joining the Kellogg Faculty, he 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.
Professor 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. Steve Rogers 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 U.S. In 1997, BusinessWeek named him one of 14 “New Stars of Finance.” In 1998, he was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year (supporter category) by Ernst and Young.
In addition to the regular MBA program, Professor Rogers teaches in many Kellogg executive programs in the U.S., Toronto and Hong Kong. He has received the Outstanding Professor Award for the Executive Program 14 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 Board of Directors of SC Johnson Wax, W.S. Darley and Company, SuperValu (NYSE), Dakmark Mutual Funds, and AMCORE Financial (Nasdaq). His non-profit work includes board membership for The A Better Chance Program and Urban Prep. Mr. Rogers is also a member of the Harvard Business School Visiting Committee, and a Trustee of Williams College.
In 2000, he received the “Bicentennial Medal for Distinguished Achievement” by an alum from Williams College. In 2005, he received the “Bert King Award for Service” from the African American Student Union of Harvard Business School. In 2005, he also was selected as “Chicago United’s Business Leader of Color.”
He has been often quoted in many publications, including Black Enterprise, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Fortune and BusinessWeek. In 2002 Steven Rogers published his first book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finance and Business.
He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College.