Dr. Joseph Hogan was inducted into the Dairy Science Hall of Service on April 8, 2017. The event took place during the Evening of Excellence recognition program hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences.
Dr. Hogan is a native of Jonesboro, Louisiana. He obtained his BS degree from Louisiana State University in 1981, his MS degree from the University of Kentucky in 1983, and his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in 1986. Dr. Hogan became a post-doctoral researcher in 1986 with the Mastitis Laboratory at OARDC. In 1987, he was promoted to a Research Scientist in the Department of Dairy Science, OARDC. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1995, and Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences in 2001. In 2004, Dr. Hogan was appointed as the Associate Chair of the Department, a position he held until his retirement in 2016. In 2011, Dr. Hogan served as the Interim Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University.
Dr. Hogan has contributed in several significant ways to the American Dairy Science Association, the National Mastitis Council (NMC), and the International Dairy Federation (IDF). He chaired numerous committees and served as President of NMC during 2006. For IDF, he served on the Standing Committee on Animal Health from 2003 to present and the Mastitis Action Team from 2002 to present and was Chair of the Action Committee from 2003 to 2005.
Dr. Hogan maintained an internationally recognized research program in the area of mastitis control and production of quality milk in dairy herds. His research resulted in 119 peer-reviewed journal articles, 16 book chapters, 87 scientific abstracts, 226 lay articles, 39 invited symposium presentations, and 239 invited seminar presentations. In 1994, Dr. Hogan was awarded the Distinguished Research Award as the Top Junior Scientist at OARDC and received the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), West-Agro Research Award. In 2014, he received the ADSA Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science.
Dr. Hogan advised 13 graduate students, was a gifted teacher, and his classes were sought out by undergraduate students. The primary courses he taught were Animal Health and Milk Secretion. Teaching evaluations were always in the excellent category and he received the 1995 Teaching Excellence Award from CFAES and the 2011 Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award. The recognition provided as a recipient of the Dairy Science Hall of Service Award acknowledges Dr. Hogan’s contributions to the Department and University, the Ohio dairy industry, and dairy farmers globally.