Colleen J Shogan


Adjunct Assistant Professor - Department of Government
Deputy Director, National and International Outreach, Library of Congress


Georgetown College
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Colleen Shogan is the Deputy Director of National and International Outreach at the Library of Congress and an Adjunct Professor of Government at Georgetown. She was previously the Deputy Director at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress. Prior to joining the Library, Colleen served as a policy staffer in the Senate, in which she handled matters on defense, appropriations, transportation, small business, and science & technology. She came to Capitol Hill in 2005 through the American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowship program as the William E. Steiger fellow. Prior to working in Congress, Colleen was Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University. She joined the George Mason faculty in 2002, after completing her PhD in Political Science at Yale University. At Yale, she was a Graduate Fellow with the National Science Foundation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 1997, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, and the Order of Cross and Crown. Her first book, entitled The Moral Rhetoric of American Presidents, was published in September 2006 by Texas A&M University Press. She has also published research articles in Perspectives on Politics, Polity, PS, Studies in American Political Development, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Women & Politics, White House Studies, and Social Movement Studies, as well as short essays in Roll Call and the Washington Post. She was a Stennis Congressional Fellow for the 112th Congress. Colleen previously served as the President of the National Capitol Area Political Science Association (NCAPSA). She is currently an elected member of the APSA Council, the governing body of the organization. Colleen is also a mystery writer and has published two novels with Camel Press. At Georgetown, she teaches a graduate seminar on American Political Development.


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  • Phd. (2002) Yale University, Political Science
  • BA (1997) Boston College, Political Science