David Bogen

Board Governance Secretary


David Bogen, Ph.D. is the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Maryland Institute College of Art. Dr. Bogen brings 20 years of diverse experiences in higher education program development, research strategies, partnership building and internationalization. He has previously served as vice president academic and provost at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, the associate provost for academic affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design, and as the executive director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College in Boston. 

“Dr. David Bogen has distinguished himself as an interdisciplinary scholar and innovative educator adept at creating a rich interface between the arts, design, hard and social sciences, humanities and technology. His vision and skills are uniquely aligned with MICA’s surging academic leadership in groundbreaking curricular design,” said MICA President Samuel Hoi. 

A social theorist and philosopher of language by training, Dr. Bogen has broad experience in pioneering interdisciplinary programs based on diverse pedagogical models, including project-, studio- and community-based approaches and the integration of digital media in instruction. He was also instrumental in the development of major research initiatives and partnerships at his former institutions involving health design, social practice, art and science collaborations, digital fabrication and materials analysis. Dr. Bogen’s passion for community outreach attracted him to MICA, where he believes the institution’s commitment to sustained community-based research and education is a model for other institutions.

Dr. Bogen holds a B.A. in philosophy from Macalester College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from Boston University. He is the author of Order Without Rules: Critical Theory and the Logic of Conversation (SUNY Press: 1999) and the co-author of The Spectacle of History: Speech, Text, and Memory at the Iran-Contra Hearings (Duke University Press, 1996). His most recent work explores social, organizational and perceptual issues in the design of emerging media environments. Dr. Bogen is married to Pamela Spatz, M.D., an emergency room physician and medical director, and has two adult children.