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James  Hoggard
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English 1, English 4



 Master of Arts in International Cross-Cultural Communications



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Bachelor of Arts in English

Minor in Secondary Education





As an alumnus of Virginia Tech, James Hoggard is a loyal Hokie who earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and studied abroad in England, Scotland, and Wales with a focus on Shakespearean,   Romantic, and Victorian Literature.   

Following graduation, James traveled to The People's Republic of China where he taught British Literature and English as a Second Language (ESL) at Anhui University and later at South Central   University of Finance and Economics.  

After three years in China, James returned to Virginia where he earned his Master of Arts in   International Cross-Cultural Communications from Regent University. By 1996, he was back in China, this time teaching at both the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and a local Chinese high school.

Having grown familiar with life in China, James transitioned to a career in real estate where he founded Longstreet Realty with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin. Clientele included the embassies of The United States, Netherlands, Norway, and international businesses including Volvo, Halliburton, and Nashville’s Caterpillar. In addition, he served on the board of directors for Sports Beijing, assisting local and international youth by sponsoring and coaching various recreational teams.

In 2007 James relocated his family back to the United States, settling in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Here he earned his Tennessee teaching license through MTSU while simultaneously working for a federal grant focused on improving school-wide student behavior. Through this grant he traveled to K through 12 schools throughout Middle Tennessee providing school wide training seminars for teachers and administrators.  Since completing his program at MTSU he has been honored to teach English at a number of Middle Tennessee schools including, Franklin County High School, Blackman High School, Harold Love High School, and Coffee County Central High School.  In the summer of 2017, James was priviledged and honored for the opportunity to join the English department at Shelbyville Central High School.    

James and his wife Jiao have been married for twentyfive years and have a daughter and a son.  Together they reside in Murfreesboro and attend Fellowship Bible Church.  James' hobbies include writing, running, cycling, tennis, and traveling.