Dr. David Bogen

Interim President and Provost

David Bogen currently serves as Berklee’s interim president and provost. In these roles, he leads the day-to-day operations of Berklee, oversees all of Berklee’s academic programs and facilities, has lead responsibility for academic governance and the administration of the faculty contract, and collaborates with academic leadership to forge key partnerships and innovative programs across Berklee’s many local and global communities. 

Throughout his career, Bogen has pursued a vision of higher education institutions as catalysts for economic and cultural development within the cities and the regions that they serve. Prior to Berklee, he served as vice president for academic affairs and provost at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, where he worked closely with MICA’s president to position the college as an active community partner in the city, and to build reciprocal and authentic partnerships aimed at long-term impact and sustainability. Before joining MICA, Bogen was vice president academic and provost at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. At Emily Carr, he was the academic lead on the development of the institution’s new campus at Great Northern Way, an emerging culture and innovation district in the heart of Vancouver. Bogen also served as the associate provost for academic affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) from 2007–2011, and as the executive director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College from 1997–2007.

Bogen holds a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in sociology from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Order Without Rules: Critical Theory and the Logic of Conversation and the co-author of The Spectacle of History: Speech, Text, and Memory at the Iran-Contra Hearings. He is an avid cyclist, bike builder, cross-country skier, wood worker, and human-centered design practitioner.