Associate Professor, Architecture + Construction Science Management
(excerpt from NAHB article)
"When the student team from Tuskegee University in Alabama took the stage at the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, they made history — becoming the first all-female, all-African-American team in the competition’s near 30-year history. They also showcase a growing diversity in the home building industry and highlight the next generation of possible industry leaders.
Dr. Charner Rodgers, Tuskegee associate professor at the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science and Management, said in her 15 years in the construction education arena she has seen her classes grow from zero females enrolled in the curriculum to females representing about a third of her classrooms. And Rodgers said it’s not just happening at Tuskegee or her former school, Kennesaw State University, but across much of the industry, according to research she’s done on women in construction. Rodgers is also vice-chair of the NAHB Student Chapters Advisory Board."
Charner has 20 years of experience with housing. Currently, Charner is also an adjunct professor with NewSchool of Architecture & Design. Prior to joining the Tuskegee faculty in 2019, she was an assistant professor with Kennesaw State University and served as a civil engineer and construction manager for a general contracting firm in Nashville.