Dan Hocoy, PhD, is President of Antioch University in Seattle. He previously served as Provost and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Hocoy received a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, and his M.A. and PhD in clinical psychology from Queen’s University in Canada. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Management and Leadership in Education executive program and currently enrolled in Harvard’s Seminar for New University Presidents. Over the past 18 years, Dr. Hocoy has provided innovative and effective academic leadership for a number of institutions of higher learning in a variety of capacities including: Chief Academic Officer, Chief Student Affairs Officer, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation, Director of International Programs and Diversity, and Chief Student Affairs Officer.
As president, Dr. Hocoy has focused on enhancing the student experience, developing new exciting programs as well as improving institutional sustainability and advancement. Through his career, Dr. Hocoy has created innovative pedagogies and formats for learning that harness the latest technology and social media advancements, including courses that use Facebook as the learning management system.
As a non-native English speaker and the first in his family to go beyond high school, Dr. Hocoy is personally dedicated to the legacy of accessible and progressive education started by Horace Mann, Antioch’s first president. With a grandmother from Jamaica, mother from Malaysia, and father from China, and having been an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago to Canada, Dr. Hocoy has had a long-standing commitment to creating a campus environment and curriculum that supports diversity, inclusive excellence, and global perspectives.
President Hocoy is author to numerous articles and book chapters that intersect higher learning, psychology, culture and art. His dissertation was the first study to examine the psychological impact of apartheid in South Africa and was solicited by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to structure its processes. Dr. Hocoy has had a long standing interest in social justice issues and has worked as a consultant to governments and agencies addressing intergroup conflict. His service in international development (Guyana and Ghana) has endeavored to develop sustainable local programs that mitigate the impact of International Monetary Fund austerity reforms, while his work in inter-religious understanding (India and Italy) has endeavored to create dialogue between groups in conflict.
Dr. Hocoy is also a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked in psychiatric hospitals as well as private practice.
Read his full biography here.
Members of the President’s Team
Shana Hormann, PhD, MSW, Interim Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Academic Dean, has a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Hormann was a core faculty member in Antioch University Seattle’s Master’s program in Organizational Development and was the project leader for the First Peoples’ Program in Creative Change at the Muckleshoot Tribal College. She served on the faculty of the University of Alaska S.E. for ten years, teaching for the university in a maximum-security prison and in the outlying villages. Read more about Dr. Shana Hormann.
Jason Bavuso, Director of Human Resources, possesses a diverse combination of education and experiences, and brings those competencies to bear in advancing HR initiatives at the Seattle campus. In addition to a B.A. degree in Business Administration and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, Jason earned an M.A. degree in Teaching. As a high school teacher, Jason served students and pediatric cancer patients in various assignments with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Renton and Kent School Districts. Prior to his time at AUS, Jason served as Human Resource Manager and a member of the senior management team at a local aerospace manufacturer where he earned the unofficial title of “the company conscience.”
Tsegereda Giorgis, Director of Finance, started at Antioch University Seattle in December 2001 as an Accounts Payable Manager and assumed responsibility of Director of Accounting Services in 2005, then as Campus Finance Director since April 2013. Prior to joining Antioch, Tsegereda has served as an Accounting Specialist at Orange County in California. Tsegereda has over eighteen years of experience in various financial positions in the private and public sectors as well as nonprofit organizations. Tsegereda has a BA degree in Finance and Administration from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.