Kelly Hogan

Professor and Senior STEM Lecturer, Biology

Dr. Hogan is featured in ACUE’s modules: Engaging Underprepared Students and Developing Fair, Consistent, and Transparent Grading Practices.

Her contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:

Why We’re “Speaking Up” About Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Hogan is the Director of Instructional Innovation for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences and a professor and Senior STEM Lecturer in the College’s Biology Department. Since 2004, she has been teaching 400-seat classes on campus using interactive teaching methods and technologies. Hogan’s approach centers on the philosophy that, with the right practice, everyone is capable of learning. By demonstrating the effectiveness of her methods in large lecture classes, her work has received national attention in publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.

Hogan works with many of Carolina’s faculty to help them reimagine their teaching and she has also shared her techniques with educators from institutions across the state and nation. Her teaching has also impacted a student audience far beyond those in her UNC Chapel Hill classes. As the co-author of several Biology textbooks (Campbell Biology’s Concepts and Connections and Essential Biology), Hogan has reached hundreds of thousands of students globally. She has also been recognized by her students through nine different campus, state, and national awards for teaching, mentoring, and advising, among them: The Pope Foundation for Higher Education 2011 Spirit of Inquiry Award, the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council 2014 Mentoring Award, the National Academic Advising Association’s 2015 Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty, and the 2015 Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Hogan was the commencement speaker for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015.

Hogan earned her BS in Biology from the College of New Jersey. She holds a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill.