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New Deputy Director Named at Congressional Research Services

July 27, 2012 – Earlier this week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) announced the selection of Colleen J. Shogan as Deputy Director.  Shogan, who currently serves as assistant director of the Government and Finance Division of CRS, will assume her new duties on August 26.  The Congressional Research Service is an administrative unit of the Library of Congress, working 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 US 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.

Additional information is available on the Library of Congress website.

[Posted by: Erin Mosley] 

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