Written by Madison Meeks.
Aside from his role as a professor of communication, Dr. Dutch Hoggatt wears many different hats: KVHU radio station manager, Lady Bison basketball game commentator, cattle rancher, and Bible teacher and supervisor over media and audio at West Side Church of Christ. Additionally, he bears the titles of photographer, husband, father and grandfather.
“I love being at Harding,” Hoggatt said. “I never imagined living in Arkansas, but I love the state, the city and the University. I can’t imagine what I would be doing if I was not here.”
Dr. Jack Shock, distinguished professor of communication, said Hoggatt has a strong work ethic and dedication to the radio station and Harding students.
“I have loved working with Dr. Hoggatt, and we are very lucky to have him,” Shock said.
Hoggatt has worked at Harding for 24 years. Before coming to the University, Hoggatt taught for 16 years at Abilene Christian University (ACU). Throughout his ACU career, he served as video producer, producing commercials, recruitment videos, promotional videos, yearbook videos, video documentaries and more. Hoggatt said he has also traveled around the world to Israel, Greece, Turkey and other parts of Europe, producing religious history and Biblical archaeology documentaries.
“I love the variety of things I’m able to teach and experience,” Hoggatt said. “I’m able to teach material that I love to talk about with students.”
Hoggatt teaches Intro to Broadcasting, Radio Practicum, Radio Production and Performance, Film History, Music History, Audio Production, and Beatles Media and Culture.
Hoggatt’s passion for his content has allowed him to make a great impact on many students.
“He has served as a person from whom I have gained an extensive amount of knowledge and has been an amicable person to work for,” sophomore Weston Timms said.
Timms works at the radio station and has taken Hoggatt’s Film History and Beatles Media and Culture classes. Timms said his favorite time with Hoggatt was learning the starting points of rock and roll on a Memphis, Tennessee, trip in the Beatles class. Timms said he learned a lot from Hoggatt, including how to fully operate the control system of a radio station and the Beatles’ influence on society.
“Dr. Hoggatt is an amazing man to learn from,” senior Jackson Duncan said. “He allows students, like myself, the incredible opportunity of getting hands-on experience.”