Professor Hogan is an influential writer on literary universals and the relations between narrative and emotion. He is the author of 20 scholarly books and a book of poetry. He is editor or co-editor of four scholarly collections and six special issues of journals. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and book chapters and roughly another 50 creative or other pieces. He has delivered invited talks at universities and conferences around the world.
Professor Hogan is also a devoted teacher. He was a finalist for the "Educator of the Year" Professional Excellence Award of the Undergraduate Student Government in 2009. Hogan's engagement with teaching is evident in his publications treating curricular and pedagogical topics.
Professor Hogan has been actively committed to service in and outside the University of Connecticut. In the English Department, he served as associate department head and acting department head; he first initiated hires in ethnic, gay-lesbian, and postcolonial studies; he began the Irish Literature Concentration; he initiated courses in World Literature in English and Major Works of Eastern Literature, and designed the course on Literature and Culture of India. Outside the English Department, he has, among other duties, served on the advisory board of the India Studies program for over a decade and before that he was academic program coordinator for the Rabindranath Tagore conference at the University of Connecticut. In the profession, he has served on a number of Modern Language Association committees, including the Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities.
He has been married to Lalita Pandit Hogan since 1983.