Hoagg has served in the department since 2010, where he has advised 24 graduate students and many undergraduate research students. He received the UK College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award in 2020 and is a three-time recipient of Special Service Awards from the Department of the Air Force.
His research is focused on developing and applying control theory across various areas of science and engineering, such as formation control methods for autonomous vehicles and robots, human learning and new control approaches for aerospace vehicles. Hoagg has authored 135 peer-reviewed publications, and his research has been supported by over $7 million in extramural funding from various organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, and industry.
Hoagg earned his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006, where he also received an M.S. in mathematics and an M.S.E. in aerospace engineering. He earned his B.S.E. in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University.