Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
JOHN O. RODGERS
John O. Rodgers, professor emeritus of educational administration, died on November 28, 1985. He was 73.
Professor Rodgers was born on February 14, 1912, in Jourdanton, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from Southwestern University in 1935 and master's and PhD degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 1940 and 1957, respectively.
Dr. Rodgers taught in public schools in Texas and served as superintendent of schools in three school districts in the state. He taught for three years at Southwestern University. In 1959 he joined the faculty of UT Austin, where he taught until his retirement in 1974. He served as the director of the Teacher Placement Service and as associate dean of the College of Education.
Professor Rodgers was a member of the National Education Association, the Texas State Teachers Association, and the American Association of School Administrators. He also served on the accrediting committee for the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and was a consultant to more than 20 colleges and school districts during his 40 years as an educator.
The John O. Rodgers Scholarship was established by alumni of the College of Education upon his retirement.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 18, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and UT Office of Public Affairs.