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Michael Hogan
University of Connecticut

Michael J. Hogan became the 14th President of the University of Connecticut on September 14, 2007. The University of Connecticut has campuses in Storrs, Farmington, Greater Hartford, Groton, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury enrolling approximately 28,000 students and with a total
operating budget of $1.4 billion.

Prior to his appointment at UConn, Dr. Hogan was the Executive Vice President and Provost and F. Wendell Miller Professor of History at The University of Iowa. Before his move to Iowa, Dr. Hogan was at The Ohio State University where he served as chair of the Department of History from 1993 to 1999, as dean of the College of Humanities from 1999 to 2003, and as executive dean of the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences from July, 2001, during which time the position of executive dean evolved into a separate free-standing office with oversight of five colleges and forty-one departments.

Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State in 1986, President Hogan was a faculty member at Miami University. His nine years at that institution were preceded by service at Stony Brook University and at the University of Texas, Austin. Born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa, Hogan earned his B.A. degree at the University of Northern Iowa, where he majored in English with minors in history and classics; his M.A. and
Ph.D. degrees were conferred by The University of Iowa.

A specialist in the history of American diplomacy, President Hogan is the author or editor of nine books and a host of scholarly articles and essays. His publications include Informal Entente: The Private Structure of Cooperation in Anglo-America Economic Diplomacy, 1918-1928 (University of Missouri, 1977) and The Marshall Plan: America, Britain, and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952 (Cambridge, 1987), which received the Stuart L. Bernath Book Award of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association, and the Quincy Wright Prize of the International Studies Association. His most recent books include A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 (Cambridge, 1998), and his edited volume, Paths to Power: The Historiography of American Foreign Relations to 1941 (Cambridge, 2000). He is currently working on a history of his discipline, under contract with the University of Michigan Press, and on a book dealing with the Cold War in American history and memory.

President Hogan served for 15 years as editor of Diplomatic History, an international journal of record for specialists in diplomacy and foreign affairs. He has served on numerous editorial boards and as vice president and president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He has also served on the U. S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Diplomatic Documentation, which he chaired for three years, and has worked as a consultant for a number of BBC documentaries and for the PBS special George C. Marshall and the American Century.

President Hogan has been a fellow at the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and has served as Louis Martin Sears Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University. His scholarship has been recognized by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which awarded him the Bernath Lecture Prize in 1984, and Ohio State University, which presented him with its Distinguished Scholar Award in 1990, the highest award for scholarly distinction conferred on members of the faculty.

Hogan met his wife, Virginia, while in graduate school at The University of Iowa, where she also earned her M.A. degree. They have four children: Christopher, an attorney in Columbus, Ohio; David, a director for AOL who lives in Virginia; Joe, an executive with the Dayhuff Group in Columbus; and AnnElizabeth, who lives with her husband in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He has four siblings, one of whom—his sister, Sally—resides in Farmington, Connecticut.

Recent Contributions by Michael Hogan