Dr. Michael Hogan
Michael Hogan is a historian, teacher, and workshop presenter. He is also the author of twenty-four books, including a best-selling history of the Irish battalion in Mexico (The Irish Soldiers of Mexico) which formed the basis for an MGM movie starring Tom Berenger and two award-winning documentaries. His non-fiction books on Latin America and on teaching overseas, as well as his novels, have been Amazon best sellers both in paperback and on Kindle. His latest work, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico, is considered by many scholars to be the most significant work on Lincoln in the past decade.
Dr. Hogan’s work has appeared in many journals such as the Paris Review, the Harvard Review, Political Affairs, History Ireland, and the Monthly Review. He is the Latin American consultant to State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools. Dr. Hogan received his B.A. and MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He holds a dual Ph.D. in Latin American Studies and International Relations from the University of Guadalajara and the Institute of Advanced Studies. Dr. Hogan worked for fourteen years (1990-2004) at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara as Humanities Chair and Advanced Placement (AP) teacher. He founded the literary magazine Sin Fronteras which has received twenty major awards for quality of writing and editing from the National Council of Teachers of English, including three times being chosen the best student magazine of all American Schools abroad.
He has been a consultant to the College Board’s AP program in Latin America since 1997 and, although he officially retired in 2004, he has continued to be a valuable presence on the ASFG campus where he currently is faculty consultant and mentor for AP Cambridge/Capstone Seminar and Research. He has presented workshops and keynote speeches at over sixty conferences in the United States, Canada, Austria, Poland, Malaysia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. In addition to his work as an author and teacher, Dr. Hogan is a former consultant on institutional programs for the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States, a consultant for the Irish Embassy in Mexico, and on the land mine removal initiative in Nicaragua. His many awards include the Ben Franklin Award 2000, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, the Grace Stoddard Literary Fellowship, the Robert Shafer Award for International Teaching, the Harvard University nomination for Excellence in Secondary Education, the DePaul University Award for Teaching, the medal of the Sociedad de Geografía y Estadisticas for historical research, and a citation for meritorious service from the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State.