Dr. Sean R. Hogan

Dr. Sean R. Hogan

Associate Professor


BA, MSW and PhD in Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

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Dr. Sean R Hogan is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Social Work at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Hogan received his doctoral training at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Hogan’s research areas include welfare reform, social welfare policy analysis, program evaluation, and the effects of eliminating welfare benefits to low-income substance abusers.  He has research experience analyzing and evaluating longitudinal data related to federal welfare policy initiatives. Dr. Hogan has academic interests in the social construction of social welfare problems and policies, as well as the effects of social capital on marginalized and disadvantaged populations. He has published on the history and construction of substance abuse policy in the United States and its relationship to social inequality. Currently, Dr. Hogan is principal investigator on a longitudinal research project examining the relationship between social capital and social welfare outcomes for former and current foster youth in higher education.


Courses Taught:

  • MSW 520: Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • MSW 521: Social Welfare Policy and Services II
  • MSW 523: Mental Health Policy and Social Work
  • MSW 530: Applied Social Work Research Methods I
  • MSW 596: Master’s Project Development
  • MSW 597: Master’s Project
  • MSW 570: Social Work Practice in Substance Abuse Treatment 

Research Interests:

  • Social welfare policy analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Substance abuse
  • Foster youth in higher education

Current Projects:

Principal investigator on a longitudinal study examining the health and wellbeing of former and current foster youth in higher education.