Michael RogersPhysicsMichael Rogers
Ground-Based Remote Sensing, Archaeology


An associate professor of physics, Michael Rogers specializes in the accuracy and efficiency of ground-based removed sensing (GBRS) equipment, which uses magnetometry, magnetic susceptibility, conductivity, resistivity and ground-penetrating radar to "see" under the ground without digging. Trained in both the GBRS equipment and archaeology, Rogers examines and explores archaeological and environmental science sites, that have included American Revolutionary War battlefields, Late Bronze Age cities in Cyprus, and Native American sites in Central New York. Rogers is also interested in strategies to improve physics and astronomy instruction and has collaborated in a controlled three-year study, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, to measure and compare undergraduate learning acquired in a traditional lecture hall to the performance-based smart SCALE-UP (Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment University Programs) classroom model.


  • Late Bronze Age cities in Cyprus
  • Unmarked burials in historic American cemeteries
  • Native American village sites in Central New York, New Mexico, and Nevada
  • Curriculum development and the use of smart classrooms

Curriculum Vitae for Michael Rogers


Oregon State University
Ph.D., Physics, 2003
M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Archaeology, 2001
M.S., Physics, 1999

State University of New York at Geneseo
B.A. in Physics and Mathematics/ Minors:  Applied Computers and Anthropology, 1994