Colleen Shogan

Colleen Shogan

Senior Vice President, White House Historical Association, Socrates Program

Colleen Shogan is Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association, Vice Chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, and an Adjunct Professor of Government at Georgetown. She was previously the Assistant Deputy Librarian for Collections and Services at the Library of Congress,, the Deputy Director at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), and the Deputy Director of National and International Outreach (NIO) 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, Online Information Review, 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 was an elected member of the APSA Council, the governing body of the organization. Colleen is also a mystery writer and has published five novels. She teaches a graduate seminar on American Political Development at Georgetown University.