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David Bogen

David Bogen

David Bogen, PhD, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has 20 years of diverse experiences in higher education program development, research strategies, partnership building and internationalization. In his role at MICA, Bogen serves as the chief academic officer, responsible for all aspects of the development and delivery of educational programs, including curricula, faculty, facilities and budget, and ensuring and supporting the achievement and fulfillment of academic excellence across all disciplines of the College.

In addition to his faculty appointments, he has served as vice president academic and provost at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada, associate provost for academic affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design and as the executive director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College in Boston.

At Emily Carr University, he worked with colleagues to develop and implement a multi-year enrollment strategy, institutional strategies for expanding international student recruitment and support, and a university-wide faculty recruitment plan with the goal of diversifying the full-time faculty and growing their numbers by 15 percent. He also led the successful recruitment process for three new Canada Research Chairs, part of a program to attract the world's most accomplished artists and scholars to achieve research excellence at universities in Canada.

A social theorist and philosopher of language by training, Bogen has broad experience in pioneering interdisciplinary programs based on diverse pedagogical models, including project-, studio- and community-based approaches and the integration of digital media in instruction. He was also instrumental in the development of major research initiatives and partnerships at his former institutions involving health design, social practice, art and science collaborations, digital fabrication and materials analysis.

Bogen holds a BA in philosophy from Macalester College and an MA and a PhD in sociology from Boston University. He is the author of Order Without Rules: Critical Theory and the Logic of Conversation (SUNY Press: 1999) and the co-author of The Spectacle of History: Speech, Text, and Memory at the Iran-Contra Hearings (Duke University Press, 1996). His most recent work explores social, organizational and perceptual issues in the design of emerging media environments.