The Department Welcomes Professor Vladimir Kogan

November 9, 2012

The Department of Political Science would like to warmly welcome Professor Vladimir Kogan to Ohio State University! Dr. Kogan began teaching as an assistant professor in the fall of 2012.  He is currently teaching 4130: Law and Politics and 4127: City Politics.  This spring, you can register to take him for 4125: American State Politics and 7125: Intergovernmental Relations.
Dr. Kogan’s primary research interest is in American politics, with a focus in state and local politics, direct democracy, and local political economy. He received his PhD from UC San Diego's Department of Political Science in spring 2012. In 2009-10, Kogan was a research fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University. Additionally, he was awarded the 2010 Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award by the Urban Affairs Association.

Dr. Kogan is co-author of Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego (Stanford University Press, 2011), which won the best book award from the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. His work has been published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, and the Rutgers Law Journal.

Dr. Kogan says, “I’m really looking forward to joining the department and coming to OSU. Being part of such a stellar group of faculty is probably the biggest reason, but I’m also incredibly excited to move to a swing state and to live in area with snow again. (I was born in Russia but moved to California when I was eight years old.) And of course, I would be remiss not to mention the excited anticipation of going to my first Buckeye football game.”

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kogan to the department!