Regina Sakalarios-Rogers


Dr. Regina Sakalarios-Rogers, instructor and coordinator of the Department of English internship program, teaches composition and creative writing with an emphasis on fiction writing.

In her classroom, she conducts workshops that give students constructive feedback and provides them with insight into their own emerging styles. She is currently working on two novels, The Optimist a satirical crime novel set along the Gulf Coast, and a historical novel about the persecution of the Vestal Virgins in Imperial Rome, a group of six women who were hand-picked to maintain the soul of Rome.

Sakalarios-Rogers is editor of the Emerald Coast Review, a biannual anthology of local writers published by the West Florida Literary Federation. Her short fiction stories and essays have been published in various magazine and literary journals, including Toasted Cheese, The Bare Root Review, Dispatch Litreview, Foxing Quarterly and Flash Fiction Online. In 2006, her short story, “Pillaged,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was selected as a notable story by the StorySouth Million Writers Award.

As coordinator of the English Internship Program, Sakalarios-Rogers is responsible for recruiting and engaging with community partners to provide undergraduate students with hands-on learning opportunities that can enhance their academic experience and inform their path beyond academia.

Degrees & Institutions:

She received a bachelor’s and master’s in English from UWF, and a doctorate degree in English with a specialization in creative writing from the Center for Writers at University of Southern Mississippi.