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Anne F. Hogan Named New Dean of College of Performing Arts

Chapman University announced the appointment of Anne F. Hogan as the incoming dean of the College of Performing Arts (COPA), effective July 15, 2024.

Hogan, Ph.D., has extensive experience in national and international academic leadership within the arts. She has successfully advanced innovative curricular programs, strengthened research cultures and established rewarding relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Her prior positions include being the founding dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Ithaca College (New York), dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis, director of education at the Royal Academy of Dance (London) and associate dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages, and Education at London Metropolitan University.

Hogan pursued degrees (BA Harvard University; MA and Ph.D. Brown University) as a first-generation student after a professional career in dance (including with the Boston Ballet). Her doctoral dissertation, which focused on the works of stage and film director Peter Brook, was written under the supervision of Professor Coppélia Kahn, an internationally renowned scholar and a pioneer in the field of gender studies as applied to Shakespeare’s plays and poems and early modern drama.

The integrative nature of Hogan’s work as an artist, scholar and academic administrator has consistently informed her passion for cultivating multi-disciplinary programs and collaborations, and for building connections across the academic and professional sectors.

At Ithaca College, Hogan implemented a strong administrative and governance structure for the newly founded school while promoting interdisciplinary initiatives in partnership with other deans (e.g., an MBA in Media and Entertainment).

At the University of Memphis, she facilitated the launch of an undergraduate program in fashion design and merchandising and a concentration in creative mass media as well as a range of online graduate certificates (e.g., arts entrepreneurship, museum studies, multimedia storytelling, social media analysis and strategy, vocology). She also collaborated with the dean of health sciences to lead the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Dance Science and founded and served as the acting director of the University of Memphis Institute for Arts and Health. This institute, which is designed to foster and secure funding for transdisciplinary research and community engagement, has brought together artists, wellbeing practitioners, and educational partners to discover impactful intersections and funding opportunities bridging the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM disciplines.

Throughout her professional life, Hogan has amassed considerable international experience. She has held influential positions at esteemed institutions such as the London Metropolitan University (a public research university also known as “London Met”) and the Royal Academy of Dance (a global leader in dance education, with a presence in 80 countries and 400,000 students).

As the chief academic officer for undergraduate and graduate programs (online and on-site) at the Royal Academy of Dance, Hogan was instrumental in implementing a vision aimed at further growing the academy’s global reach and impact. She oversaw the introduction of unique programs of study, including a graduate collaboration with the Berlin State Ballet and an undergraduate qualification with Queensland University of Technology, and helped expand the Royal Academy of Dance’s network of partnerships in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

While serving at London Metropolitan University as the associate dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages, and Education, Hogan supported the development of the university’s overarching academic policies and strategies, including assessment and accreditation, and assisted in the management of the annual financial plan. Furthermore, she managed the creation and execution of the faculty’s research strategy. This involved enhancing and revitalizing the research environment, fostering research income generation, promoting applied and practice-based research, and facilitating knowledge transfer within the broader community and through consulting ventures.

Hogan’s record of accomplishments also includes her extensive experience in fundraising and donor relations. She served as the director of alumni relations and annual fund giving at the American University of Paris where she coordinated international university events and represented the institution to the external community, especially in Europe and the United States. In this role, she established several alumni and leadership chapters in cities ranging from New York City and Washington DC to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

While at the University of Memphis, Hogan worked closely with colleagues in development to direct the final phase of the campaign for the Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center, a $40 million venue. Building upon the visibility of the college’s broad portfolio of facilities and the considerable interest in this new venue, she led efforts in liaison with the city of Memphis and local cultural and commercial organizations to brand and promote the Central Avenue section of the campus as the “Central Avenue Arts Corridor.” At the same time, she promoted the college’s international networks with the University of Mainz and the Arts Arena Paris.

Hogan is not only an accomplished academic leader and fundraiser but also a scholar and a distinguished performer and choreographer. She has edited two volumes of essays, is currently serving as associate editor on a volume celebrating the work of the designer/director/producer Robert Wilson (Margery Arent Safir, editor) and is the author of numerous journal and review articles. Her artistic expertise and passion for dance have been shared through course offerings and masterclasses conducted worldwide (e.g., Beijing, Tokyo, Antwerp, Berlin, Wellington, Boston, Glasgow, London, Toronto, San Francisco) to the benefit of countless students and artists.

Hogan’s commitment to the arts, visionary leadership and extensive national and international experience, make her ideally suited to guide the College of Performing Arts to new heights of success and distinction.

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