July 24, 2012 Colleen Shogan Selected as Deputy Director of Congressional Research Service
Contact: Janine D’Addario (202) 707-7153; Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639
Mary B. Mazanec, director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), has selected Colleen J. Shogan as deputy director.
Shogan, who currently is serving as assistant director of the Government and Finance Division of CRS, will assume her new duties on Aug. 26.
In announcing the selection, Mazanec said, “Colleen Shogan brings to this position broad management experience within CRS, expertise in public policy, a comprehensive understanding of legislative branch operations and noteworthy academic credentials. The deputy director plays an important role in overseeing the service’s research and analytic support to Congress.”
CRS, an administrative unit of the Library of Congress, works exclusively for committees and members of Congress. CRS provides comprehensive research and analyses that are objective, authoritative and confidential on all legislative and oversight issues.
Before joining CRS in 2008, Shogan worked in the U.S. Senate first as a fellow, from 2005 to 2006, then as legislative staff. She was an assistant professor at George Mason University, from 2002 to 2006. She is an accomplished researcher and has authored numerous articles and a book in her areas of expertise, which are Congress, the presidency and women in politics.
Shogan received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Boston College and a doctorate degree in political science with a concentration in American politics from Yale University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Political Science Association.