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Chad Hoggan

Associate Professor

Co-editor, Journal of Transformative Education

Poe Hall 310Q


Published Books

  • Hoggan-Kloubert, T., Mabrey, P., & Hoggan, C. (Eds.) (2023). Transformative Civic Education in Democratic Societies. Michigan State University Press.
  • Hoggan, C. & Hoggan-Kloubert, T. (Eds.). (2021). Adult learning in a migration society. Routledge.
  • Hoggan, C., & Browning, B. (2019). Transformational learning in community colleges: Charting a course for academic and personal success. Harvard Education Press. *** Winner of the Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education (2020) ***
  • Hoggan, C., Simpson, S., & Stuckey, H. (Eds.). (2009). Creative expression in transformative learning: Tools and techniques for educators of adults. Krieger Publishing.

Courses Taught

  • The Adult Learner (masters) / Adult Learning Theory (doctoral)
  • Learning for Civic Engagement and Social Change (masters)
  • Transformative Learning Theory (doctoral)
  • International Comparative Adult Education (masters)
  • Organizational Change (doctoral)

Editorial Boards

  • Co-editor, Journal of Transformative Education (2016-present)
  • Consulting Editor, Adult Education Quarterly (2015-present)
  • UNESCO Chair of Lifelong Learning Professional Education in the XXI Century, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences in Ukraine (2021-present)
  • Consulting Editor, Adult Education Critical Issues (2021-present)


Doctor of Education Adult Learning & Leadership Teachers College, Columbia University 2011

Master of Education Adult Education NC State University 2006

Bachelor of Science Business Administration Brigham Young University 1993

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Hoggan is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development Department. His research addresses transformative learning, or those experiences that dramatically affect how people experience, conceptualize, and interact with the world around them. He has studied transformative learning with a wide range of research participants, including postsecondary and graduate students, cancer survivors, military veterans, and migrants.

Since 2019, Dr. Hoggan has been extensively involved in research and engagement projects in Central and Eastern Europe, including research on the learning needs of migrants and the receiving society in the wake of the influx of refugees from Syria (2015) and Ukraine (2022). In 2019-2021, He was a visiting professor at the Zentrum Flucht und Migration (Center for Flight and Migration) at the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt University (Germany). He is a founding member of the Deutsch-Ukrainischer Dialog association, which facilitates support for Ukrainian refugees in southern Germany, as well as the integration between refugees and the local community.

Emanating from this work with migrants and their host communities is a key contemporary focus of Dr. Hoggan's work: civic learning in adulthood. An Editorial Board Member of the UNESCO Chair of Lifelong Learning in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dr. Hoggan delivers regular lectures on "Learning for Democracy" to four participating Ukrainian universities. He is also Co-director of the "Institute of Civic Studies and Learning for Democracy."


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  • Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education
  • Outstanding Global Engagement Award, NCSU College of Education