The American Political Science Association enthusiastically applauds the nomination of Dr. Colleen J. Shogan to be the next Archivist of the United States at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Dr. Shogan has an outstanding record of executive leadership and service in government, an extensive record of research management, and an abiding commitment to the enduring value of the National Archives to our democracy and an informed citizenry. Currently, Dr. Shogan is the senior vice president and director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association.
We are especially proud that a political scientist is nominated to serve as the next archivist. While women have served as acting archivist in the past, Dr. Shogan would be the first woman appointed to the position in a permanent manner. Dr. Shogan received her doctorate in political science from Yale University and served as an APSA Congressional Fellow. She is a former APSA council member and served as president of the National Capitol Area Political Science Association.
Dr. Shogan, an adjunct professor of political science at Georgetown University, has published numerous books and scholarly research articles on the presidency, congress, and women in politics. Before joining the White House Historical Association in 2020, she held several senior positions at the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Service, including serving as the Assistant Deputy Librarian for Collections and Services, the Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service, and the Deputy Director of National and International Outreach.
The Archivist plays a central and critical role as a steward of US government public records and is an integral part of the research community across disciplines and fields, and for professional and citizen archivists alike. We very much look forward to working with Dr. Shogan in her new role and congratulate her on her nomination.
My heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Colleen Shogan @cshogan276 on her nomination to be the 11th Archivist of the United States. She is a dedicated and passionate public servant. This appointment is truly a historic moment and will be a historic confirmation for our nation. (1/2)
— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) August 3, 2022
Congratulations to @cshogan276, our Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for White House History, who has been nominated by @POTUS as the next Archivist of the United States! Learn more about this exciting announcement: https://t.co/Mmx2z8tXSj
— White House History (@WhiteHouseHstry) August 3, 2022
The AHA congratulates Colleen Shogan, who has been nominated by President Biden for Archivist of the United States. We look forward to working with Dr. Shogan and her colleagues at the National Archives and Records Administration.
— American Historical Association (@AHAhistorians) August 4, 2022