Meet Dr. William T. Bogart
William T. Bogart
Dr. William T. (Tom) Bogart is the 11th president of Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, having assumed his duties July 1, 2010. He previously served eight years as Dean of Academic Affairs at York College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bogart holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from Rice University where he graduated in 1985. He received his A.M. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990) in Economics from Princeton University where his work was recognized with the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Tax Association. He most recently completed studies at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University in the summer of 2010.
Dr. Bogart’s professional history includes work at Case Western Reserve University from 1990 to 2002 as a member of the faculty in the Weatherhead School of Management. While at CWRU, he served as chair of the Department of Economics and as a research associate of the Center for Regional Economic Issues. Dr. Bogart has taught undergraduate courses in urban economics, public finance, real estate finance, the economics of state and local governments, principles of microeconomics and economic perspectives; and graduate courses on the economics of nonprofit organizations, economics for management and value creation through real estate.
He has received numerous teaching awards over the years. He was selected by the undergraduate students of CWRU to receive the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award for Humanities and Social Sciences. He was also selected by the students of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations to receive the first Faculty Member of the Year award in 1994, and by the undergraduate students of the Weatherhead School to receive the Weatherhead Undergraduate Teaching Award in multiple years.
Dr. Bogart’s research interests include state and local government tax and spending decisions, local government economic development and land use policy and the effects of school redistricting on real estate markets. He has been retained as an expert in court cases involving the effects of environmental damage on property values and on the impact of a professional football team leaving a city before the end of its lease. In 1998, his textbook for the urban economics course, The Economics of Cities and Suburbs, was published. Don't Call It Sprawl: Metropolitan Structure in the Twenty-first Century was published in 2006. His latest book is in the publication process.
He is married to Mary and they have one daughter, Elizabeth. They attend Broadway United Methodist Church, Maryville.