Dr. Mark Hogan has been appointed the chairman of Belmont University’s Department of Education. He will join the University on Jan. 1, 2014.
Belmont Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bryce F. Sullivan said, “We are excited that Dr. Mark Hogan is coming to Belmont to lead our Education Department. He is the consummate teacher educator having served as the Director of Williamson County Teacher Center early in his career followed by serving as Department Chair and professor at universities with excellent education programs. We believe that Dr. Hogan’s experiences and qualities make him just the perfect person to lead our undergraduate and graduate education programs as well as our STEM Education Initiative.”
Hogan has served as chairman and director of Teacher Education at Bridgewater College since 2012 and was coordinator of Secondary Education at Bridgewater since 2006. Prior to his work at Bridgewater, he was coordinator of Secondary Education and director of the M.Ed. program at Eastern Mennonite University.
He received his doctorate in education & human development from Vanderbilt University, his , master’s in English from the University of Iowa and Bachelor of Arts in English from Greenville College in Greenville, Ill.
Belmont University is pursuing a multi-pronged Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Initiative involving the Department of Education, departments in the School of Sciences, and faculty in other areas in the College. The STEM initiative is expected to lead to enrollment growth in Belmont’s education programs, increased connections with area schools, and expanded community/industry linkages.
In his new role at Belmont, Hogan will provide visionary leadership in developing, implementing and evaluating the goals of Belmont’s Department of Education. Hogan will lead the University’s undergraduate and graduate education programs, manage assessment and accreditation efforts and manage the University’s STEM Education Initiative.