De Paul University of Chicago has selected American School of Guadalajara teacher Michael Hogan for their 2018 Celebrating Teaching Award.
The award was given for Hogan’s “outstanding commitment to the field of education and to the well-being of his students.”
This is the first time a teacher in Mexico has been selected for this honor. Hogan has been invited by the university to attend a special award ceremony in Chicago on June 7. In addition, De Paul University will present a monetary prize on his behalf to the American School of Guadalajara.
Hogan initiated the AP Cambridge Capstone Research Program at the American School, an innovative two-year diploma program that provides guided research to students working on community-based projects. The author of 24 books, including two histories of the United States and Mexico, he began teaching at the American School in 1990, retired in 2004, and then was re-hired as a part-time adjunct in 2014. In the interim, he worked as the Latin American Consultant for the State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and the deputy director of the College Board in Latin America.
His most recent tome, the critically acclaimed “Abraham Lincoln and Mexico,” shines new light on the reasons for the U.S. invasion of Mexico in 1846, covering more than two decades of U.S. history, up until the immediate aftermath of the Civil War.
Asked how he felt about receiving the award, Hogan replied, “If it helps publicize the commonalities between Mexico and the United States and how we can work together to make a better world, then I am doubly proud to receive it.”