John Rogers is a native of Tupelo, MS. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature, and Religion from Birmingham-Southern College, a Master of Divinity from Emory University, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. After completing his MBA, John worked for 5 years in Ghana and Nigeria where he started or joined several early-stage ventures in construction, agriculture, mining, and service-learning tourism. John returned to the U.S. in 2015 where were worked for a medical device start-up (Soair, LLC) and as a Project Manager and Adjunct Instructor for the UM School of Business Administration. John is a Doctoral Candidate in Management at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration and lives in Oxford with his wife and son. John's primary research interest is entrepreneurship and exploring craftwork in small-scale enterprises.