Patricia Hogan, PhD

Associate Professor & Director, Center for Urban Ecology & Sustainability (CUES); Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Chair, Art & Design

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  • PhD, Brown University
  • MA, Bridgewater State College
  • MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professional Interests

  • Sustainable development and  in urban communities
  • Environmental education at all levels

Professional Certifications

  • USGBC LEED Accredited Professional BD + C, 2009-present

Program Management

  • 2016-present
    Director of CUES
  • 2004-2010
    Director of Environmental Engineering, Suffolk University
  • 2004
    Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Suffolk University
  • 2000-2004
    Environmental Science Coordinator, Suffolk University

Academic Appointments

  • 2016-present
    Associate Professor, CUES
  • 2015-present
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • 2005-2015
    Associate Professor of Physics, Suffolk University
  • 2004-2005
    Assistant Professor of Physics, Suffolk University
  • 2000-2003
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Suffolk University
  • 2001-2003
    Visiting Professor of Chemistry for Summer Studies, Brown University
  • 2001
    Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Brown University
  • 2000
    Lecturer, Quincy College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Wheaton College

Process Engineering

  • 1987-1989
    Senior Environmental Process Engineer, Badger Engineers, Cambridge, MA
  • 1981-1983
    Senior Industrial Engineer, Metcalf & Eddy, Boston, MA
  • 1979-1981
    Environmental Process Engineer, Badger America, Cambridge, MA

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Partnership for Educational Access


  • Hogan, P. A., Engineers Are Thinking Green Too! Incorporating Green Engineering Principles in the Science Curriculum. NEACT Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter-Spring, 2007, pp. 15-18.
  • Hamm*, P.H., Safety Training Effectiveness: Where the Rubber Meets the Road. Chemical Health & Safety, American Chemical Society, May/June, 2000.
  • Hamm, P.H., Conserving your health and safety: Using consistent choices to minimize exposures. AIC News, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 5, September, 1999.
  • Shi, H., P.H. Hamm, R.G. Lawler, and D.C. Jackson (1999). Different effects of simple anoxic lactic acidosis and simulated in vivo anoxic acidosis on turtle heart. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 122:173-180, 1999.
  • Shi, H., P.H. Hamm, R.S. Meyers, R.G. Lawler, D.C. Jackson. Mechanisms of pHi recovery from NH4Cl induced acidosis in anoxic isolated turtle heart: a 31-P NMR study. Amer. J. of Physiol: 272 (Reg. Integ. Comp. Physiol.) 41:R6-R15, 1997.
  • Jackson, D.C., H. Shi., J. H. Singer, P.H. Hamm, R.G. Lawler. Effects of input pressure on in vitro turtle heart during anoxia and acidosis: a 31P-NMR study. Amer. J. of Physiol:268 (Reg. Integ. Comp. Physiol.) 37:R683-R689, 1995.
  • *now Hogan
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Courses Taught

  • Organic Chemistry Lecture, I and II
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry Lecture
  • Environmental Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
  • General Chemistry Laboratory Majors and Non Majors
  • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Practice
  • Introductory Environmental Engineering
  • Geology for Engineers
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Measurements
  • Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Green Engineering
Environmental Science and Studies
  • Earth Structures and Dynamics
Non-Majors Environmental Science Core Courses
  • The Built World Lecture
  • Going Up: Skyscraper Design
Senior and Special Projects
  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, New England School of Design, Physics, Service Learning
Honors Courses
  • Griffin Fellows (SBS): Green Business
  • Griffin Fellows (SBS): Green Buildings
  • Archer Fellows (CAS): Beer: Production, Flavor and Nutrition