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Chad Hoggan

Assistant Professor

Poe Hall 300M


Research Description

Dr. Hoggan is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development Department. He has two strands of research. One research strand focuses on transformative learning, or those experiences that dramatically affect how people see themselves and the world around them. He has studied transformative learning with a wide range of research participants, ranging from postsecondary and graduate students to breast cancer survivors. His current research project is the development of a typology of transformative learning outcomes. His second strand of research focuses on important transitional experiences in adulthood. His current research projects examine the transition experience of military veterans as they attend community college.


Doctor of Education in Adult Learning & Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University
Master of Education in Adult Education from NC State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Brigham Young University

Curriculum Vitae


Scholarly Publications

  • Hoggan, C. (2014). Insights from breast cancer survivors: The interplay between context, epistemology, and change. Adult Education Quarterly, 64(3), 191-205
  • Hoggan, C. (2014). Transformative learning through conceptual metaphors. Adult Learning, 25(4), 134-141
  • Hoggan, C. & Cranton, P. (2015). Promoting transformative learning through reading fiction. Journal of Transformative Education 13(1), 6-25
  • Mayhew, M., Hoggan, C., Rockenbach, A., & Lo, M. (in press). Worldview diversity and transformational learning: How interfaith engagement relates to college students’ perceptions of transformational learning. The Journal of Higher Education
  • Cranton, P. & Hoggan, C. (2012). Evaluating Transformative Learning. In Taylor, & Cranton, P. (Eds.) Handbook of Transformative Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
  • Hoggan, C., Simpson, S., & Stuckey, H., Eds. (2009). Creative expression in transformative learning: Tools and techniques for educators of adults. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing
  • Evans, J., Pellegrino, L., & Hoggan, C. (in press). Supporting veterans at the community college: A review of the literature. Community College Enterprise
  • Hoggan, C. & Pellegrino, L. (in press). A tale of two transitions: Female military veterans during their first year at community college. Adult Learning

Courses Taught

  • EAC 559 The Adult Learner
  • EAC 759 Adult Learning Theory
  • EAC 743 Adult Development Theory
  • EAC 538 Instructional Strategies in Adult & Higher Education

Research Areas