David Rogner, PhD

Professor of English

Chair, Department of English

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Rogner teaches the following classes at Concordia University Chicago: Literary Theory and Criticism, Romantic Period, Twentieth Century Poetry, Shakespeare, Victorian Age, Arts and Ideas, Introduction to Honors: Critical Thinking, Writing About Literature and Writing Poetry and Fiction. His areas of expertise include British romanticism, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 19th and 20th century poetry, Christian art and poetry, and hymn texts. Dr. Rogner is also the faculty adviser to Motif, Concordia-Chicago’s literary and creative arts journal. He has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 1986.


  • PhD, Loyola University Chicago; Chicago.
  • MA, Central Missouri State University; Warrensburg, Mo.
  • BA, Concordia College; River Forest, Ill.

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • Eight psalm texts for "Salvation's Joy: The Psalms of Heinrich Schutz,” 2008.
  • “Your Kingdom, O God, Is My Glorious Treasure,” Lutheran Service Book, 2006.
  • “Jesus Comes Today with Healing,” Lutheran Service Book, 2006.
  • “Funeral Ties,” Mid-America Poetry Review, 2004.
  • “Radio Ball,” Elysian Fields Quarterly, 2002.
  • “Real Trees," RE:AL, 2000.
  • “Rethinking Frost’s Design at a Used Book Store in Vermont,” RE:AL, 2000.
  • “Tourist Blues,” Mid-America Poetry Review, 2000.
  • “Give Ear, O Lord, and Visit Me” (text for choral anthem), Morningstar Music, 2000.
  • “Fishing with Dad” Chelsea, 1998.


  • “Sublime Power or Picturesque Appeal: West Country Landscape in Three Coleridge Poems,” the Coleridge Summer Conference; Cannington, England, 2008.
  • “The Geography of the Canvas: Coleridge’s Pursuit of Painted Space,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism conference; N.Y., 2003.
  • “Irving’s Sketch Book: Drawing Picturesque Britain with American Crayons,” Missouri Philological Association conference; Fulton, Mo., 2001.
  • “Coleridge in the Claude Glass: A New Look at the Conversation Poems,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism conference; Halifax, 1999.