Dean, Nancy H. Rogers began teaching at the Ohio State University College of Law in 1976. She served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College from 1992 to 1997. In 1995 she was appointed to an endowed professorship, as the Joseph S. Platt-Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Professor of Law. In 1996, she became the first faculty member to receive the College of Law Alumni Association's "Outstanding Professor Award." In 2001 she was named the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
She has taught and written primarily in the area of dispute resolution. Her co-authored two-volume treatise on mediation received the CPR Legal Program Book Prize in 1989 and her co-authored short text on mediation received the same national prize in 1987. She also has co-authored a leading law school textbook in dispute resolution, and many articles.
At the College of Law, she helped students to start the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, now the official publication of the American Bar Association's Section on Dispute Resolution. She coordinated efforts to build the College's Dispute Resolution Program, now ranked fourth nationally among law school dispute resolution programs by U.S. News & World Report.