Joe, who studied in Charleston, SC, has worked in and around the field of science since 1993, developing a specialty in Biochemistry. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology/Biology while minoring in Chemistry from the College of Charleston and his Master's degree in Biochemistry from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Joe has been a Chemistry teacher at Asheville School since 1999 and has taught such classes as AP Chemistry. Joe currently teaches Honors and AP Chemistry and serves as the Dean of Faculty.
Burke Rogers joined the faculty at Asheville School in 2014 after working for 13 years at Gilman School (Baltimore, MD) and for another 13 at his alma mater, St. George's School (Newport, RI). At Asheville School he teaches in the Humanities Department and serves as team leader for the Ancient Studies course. He is Associate Director of the College Office, helping students make choices about studies after high school. He helps out the football and basketball programs as statistician and scorekeeper, and he coaches the baseball team.
Dr. Rogers studied Classics as an undergraduate at Princeton University, where earned Summa Cum Laude honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He completed a master's degree in Classics at University of Texas at Austin and then went back for his doctorate at UT in American History. As a college counselor, he was one of the founders of ACCIS (The Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools) and has won that organization's Marty Elkins Award for excellence in college counseling. He also founded the "Clambake Institute" at St. George's. which remains one of the premier gatherings of college and high school admissions professionals dedicated to keeping the admissions process as humane as possible for young people. With Leah Lambert, Burke has started the "Blue Ridge Retreat," a similar gathering here at Asheville School.