School of Professional Studies
B.A., 1979, Northwest Nazarene University
M.A., 2007, Central Washington University
With a Master of Arts in Theatre Production and more than 25 years of experience in the performing arts, Professor Cohagan serves as Olivet’s theatre director. Along with his teaching and directing duties, he continues to do commercial work throughout the Midwest.
He gained national recognition as one-half of the Christian comedy team Hicks & Cohagan. He has authored more than 20 books of dramatic sketches and plays, and has directed and appeared in many productions. He was the co-host of “Gospel Jubilee” on TNN for one year and also a contributing columnist for several periodicals.
Among his honors, he has been recognized as Alumnus of the Year by Northwest Nazarene University. He received the Evangelical Press Association award for his contributions in humorous writing. And he is the recipient of an honorary Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association for his years of contribution to the arts.