As the College National Coordinator for Reading Apprenticeship, Nika Hogan conceptualizes and leads transformative inquiry-based professional learning initiatives at the campus, region, and statewide level.
Hogan is a Professor of English at Pasadena City College (PCC). She helped to develop the First Year Pathways program at PCC, which was awarded the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Award for a Student Success Initiative. In addition to coordinating the national college level work on Reading Apprenticeship since 2010, she has supported the California community colleges success network (3CSN) to design and facilitate professional learning for educators across the 116 California community colleges since 2011. Her passion is building capacity and helping educators and students alike reach their full potential.
Hogan recently led a statewide learning community for California community college and California State University STEM faculty to improve their instruction through Reading Apprenticeship, funded by the California Educational Learning Lab. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles in her original field of literary criticism and on her work with Reading Apprenticeship, and she is a co-author of the third edition of Reading for Understanding. She is currently collaborating on an edited collection showcasing how cross-disciplinary college faculty utilize the Reading Apprenticeship framework in their instruction.
Hogan has a BA in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan, and an MA and PhD in Multiethnic U.S. Literatures from the University of Massachusetts.