Catherine Hoegeman

Catherine Hoegeman

Assistant Professor

Academic Interests

  • Leadership
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public sociology
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Religion
  • Social Networks
  • Social Movements

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Adler, Gary J., Catherine Hoegeman, and A. Joseph West. “Congregational Political Activity and Same-sex Marriage: Social Movement Theory and Evidence for Contextual Influence.” The Sociological Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • Anderson, Shawna L., Jessica Hamar, Catherine Hoegeman, Gary J. Adler, and Mark Chaves. 2008. “Dearly Departed: An Examination of Congregation Closures Since 1998.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47(2):321-328.

Previous Experience

  • Worked in various nonprofit organizations
  • Assistant Professor—Mount St. Mary’s College


Los Angeles, CA


Community Band (Clarinet)

Future Goals and Aspirations

Develop research agendas related to: 1) religious leadership; and 2) public sociology, focusing on nonprofit organizations.

Life Outside the University

I am a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet (“Catholic Nun”)


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