Mesa Specialists

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San Diego Mesa College's faculty and staff have a wide variety of skills and expertise ranging from local politics, ethnomusicology, and American literature to genetics, physics, and behavioral analysis.  Specialists are associated with one or more categories that are either in their field of study or general interest.


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Name Expertise/Interests Department
Assistant Professor


Susan Hogan

Literature, Russia, Publishing

Area of Expertise

20th Century American Literature and Poetry, Russian Futurism and Absurdism, Book Publishing Industry

English professor Susan Hogan is an expert in American literature and poetry, as well as multiple areas of Russian culture, including Russian Futurism and Absurdism. Along with minoring in Russian while at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she also earned a Study Abroad Certificate from Moscow State University. She is also well-versed on the book publishing industry, earning a certificate in Book Publishing from the University of Denver and having experience as a project manager for a children's book publisher before switching career tracks to academia.

Role at Mesa

Adjunct Professor, English


  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing (Poetry & Translation), San Diego State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, English (Russian minor), University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Certificate, Book publishing, University of Denver
  • Study Abroad Certificate, Moscow State University