Hogarty, Richard A(nthony) 1933-
HOGARTY, Richard A(nthony) 1933-
PERSONAL: Born September 26, 1933, in Princeton, NJ; son of James R. (a mason) and Marie F. (a governess; maiden name, Piscurick) Hogarty; married Ann Woodward Jeffers, May 5, 1956; children: Peggy, Michael, Susan Harrington, Annie Kaull, Peter, Timothy. Ethnicity: "Irish." Education: Dartmouth College, A.B., 1955; attended University of Notre Dame, 1957-58; University of Pennsylvania, M.G.A., 1960; Princeton University, Ph.D., 1965. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholic.
ADDRESSES: Home—193 Green St., Marblehead, MA 01945. Offıce—c/o Harbor Campus, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Special assistant to the governor of New Jersey, 1959-60; administrative assistant to a U.S. senator, 1960-61; New Jersey Committee for Fair Representation, member, 1964-65; Rider College (now University), Lawrenceville, NJ, assistant professor of political science, 1965-68; University of Massachusetts Boston, Harbor Campus, assistant professor, 1968-72, associate professor, 1972-78, professor of political science, 1978-98, senior fellow at John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, beginning 1989, associate director, beginning 1991, director of graduate program in public affairs, 1992-98; retired, 1998. Research Institute for Educational Problems, member of board of directors, 1975-78. New Jersey Office of Economic Opportunity, staff member, 1965-66; Governor's Task Force on Migrant Labor, director, 1967-68; New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, staff member, beginning 1968; Massachusetts Legislative Intern Program, director, 1972-74; State Mental Health Planning Council, member, beginning 1992; consultant to New England Regional Commission. Cranbury Housing Associates, member of board of directors, 1963-68; member of Marblehead Citizens Council for Public Schools, 1969-72, and Marblehead Democratic Town Committee, 1970-80; Boston Urban Observatory, member of technical advisory board, 1970-82; Dorchester-Columbia Point Citizens Housing Task Force, member, 1972-73. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, active duty, 1955-57; became lieutenant.
AWARDS, HONORS: William Addee Whitehead Award, 1967, for journal article; distinguished fellowship award, Gerontology Institute, 1984-85; Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance, 1985.
The Delaware River Drought Emergency, Bobbs-Merrill (Indianapolis, IN), 1970.
Leon Abbett's New Jersey: The Emergence of theModern Governor, American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA), 2001.
Massachusetts Politics and Public Policy: Studies inPower and Leadership, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 2002.
Contributor to periodicals, including New Jersey History.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Story of the Hogarty Family; research on the Massachusetts governor.
SIDELIGHTS: Richard A. Hogarty told CA: "For as along as I can remember, the subject of American politics and what shapes public policy has always fascinated me. As a high school senior, I was chosen 'boy governor' of New Jersey at the American Legion 'Boy's State' program. That singular event sparked my interest in the field of state and local history.
"At Dartmouth College, I wrote a thesis that dealt with a controversy surrounding a proposed merger of two separate municipalities. While earning a master's degree in public administration at the University of Pennsylvania, I wrote a thesis about the reorganization movement of state government in America. While pursuing my doctorate in political science at Princeton, I studied with Duane Lockard, who supervised my dissertation. At the time, my writing was not very good. Under his tutelage, my writing improved substantially, partly as a consequence of his prodding. His influence ultimately led to my vocation as a scholar and teacher.
"Properly conceived, the basic task of public policy analysis is to deal in a timely and practical fashion with pressing public issues of the day. The focus typically is on hot-button political issues and topics that are ripe for public debate and scrutiny. That is clearly the central thrust of my writing.
"My writing process begins with an outline and the development of topical themes that I wish to cover. I usually write and rewrite. Indeed, I go through several drafts until I am completely satisfied with the final product. Experiential learning lies at the core of my writing. It not only helps me to pick the subjects that I want to tackle, but also enables me to integrate theory with practice.
"My academic career has combined teaching and research with program development and administration."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Boston Sunday Globe, November 22, 1998, Gloria Negri, "He Helped Nurture UMass-Boston."