Chemistry’s Brian Hogan named new Faculty Engaged Scholar

Brian Hogan with a student from the school he helped to start in Guatemala. (photo courtesy of Brian Hogan)

Brian Hogan, a research assistant professor of chemistry, has been named to the new class of Faculty Engaged Scholars at UNC.

Hogan is one of 10 faculty scholars recently selected by the Carolina Center for Public Service as the fourth class of the program.

The Faculty Engaged Scholars program is an initiative of the Center to advance faculty involvement in the scholarship of engagement. During the two-year program, scholars learn about engaged scholarship, possible funding sources, navigating disciplinary expectations while addressing community needs, and partnering with local communities in North Carolina and beyond.

The program promotes the engaged scholarship across a variety of disciplines and helps to create and sustain a community of engaged scholars from diverse perspectives.

Hogan received his Ph.D. from UNC’s chemistry department in 2003. His research focuses on the development of the undergraduate biochemistry teaching and learning.

Hogan engages students in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology by teaching a wide variety of courses, spanning multiple disciplines, and leads several mentoring programs to prepare students for the future.

He is the academic director for the Scholars’ Latino Initiative, a program dedicated to increasing access to Latino high school students, and is the founder and president of A Little Bit of Promise, a campus student group and nonprofit organization focusing on women’s literacy while also building schools in Guatemala. Dr. Hogan’s research focuses on increasing the number of Latino and Latina students graduating in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and STEM fields.

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