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Jaimie Hoffman

Specialty area(s)

Leadership, inclusive excellence, and assessment in higher education; student development theory; technology in higher education (digital leadership and fostering a high-quality online student experience)

Brief biography

Dr. Jaimie Hoffman has worked across the higher education landscape for over twenty years. Her expertise includes assessment in higher education, student affairs administration, development of college student leaders, inclusion and equity, and use of technology inside and outside of the classroom for advancing student learning and engagement.  Jaimie maintains leadership roles in various professional associations including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Faculty Council and the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL). 

Jaimie enjoys spending time with her family, is kept very busy by her two daughters (Sophie – 1.5, and Josie – “Jojo” – 4), she likes traveling, being outdoors, and stays motivated to be healthy by going to classes at the gym regularly.  

Keynote Speech: The Pursuit of Inclusive Excellence Inside and Outside the Classroom

View Jaimie’s keynote speech delivered in June 2017 in Scotland for the Higher Education Teaching and Learning conference held at the University of the West of Scotland.  Presentation resources are located here.

Current courses at UWL

SAA704, Leadership in Higher Education

Note: Dr. Hoffman teaches online for UW LA Crosse and is based in California (Pacific Standard Time)


Doctor of Education, University of California Los Angeles, 2010

Master of Education, Arizona State University, 2002

Bachelor of Arts, California Lutheran University, 1999

Teaching history

 She has served as a full-time faculty member for four years, most recently (from 2015-2017) she was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the University of Southern California (USC) in Rossier’s School of Education. Jaimie also served as an adjunct faculty member at various institutions in the United States.  Through her teaching career, Jaimie has taught face-to-face, blended, and online (using synchronous and asynchronous technology) courses on assessment, research, communication, diversity, and organizational leadership to students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.  

Professional history

Prior to her work as a full-time faculty member, Jaimie held various roles in student affairs and information technology. In the area of information technology, Jaimie served as a Teaching and Learning Innovations Specialist at CSU Channel Islands where she provided pedagogical training and support to faculty teaching blended and online courses. Jaimie spent the first 15 years of her career working in, and leading student affairs/services – she worked in, and with the following programmatic areas: assessment and training, new student programs, orientation, leadership programs, residential education, judicial affairs, campus recreation, and career development services.  

Jaimie serves as a consultant in the areas of team building, leadership, assessment, and technology. In her full-time role, Jaimie is a Student Experience Specialist where she helps campuses build high-quality online student experiences.

Research and publishing

Dr. Hoffman’s academic writing and research agenda has developed into one that engages an international lens. Her research interests include equity and inclusion in higher education, assessment in higher education, and leveraging technology to advance student learning and meet student needs. As an immigrant to the United States, (she was born in Southport, England and immigrated to the United States at the age of five), Hoffman values looking beyond our own national narratives and employing a global lens toward teaching and scholarship. She is a guest editor of a special edition of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (JARHE) which will focus on inclusion and diversity and a series of four books around the theme of international perspectives on diversity and inclusion in higher education with Emerald Publishing to be published 2018-2020. Additionally, she will serve as a Senior Editor of the JARHE beginning August 2017.

Refereed Publications

Hoffman, J. & Preus, J. (2016). Preparing for the use of tomorrow’s technology: Perspectives from Chief Information Officers. Journal of Higher Education Management, 31(1). 

Hoffman, J. (2015). Perceptions of Assessment Among New Student Affairs Professionals. Research & Practice in Assessment, 10, 46-62. Retrieved from http://www.rpajournal.com/dev/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/A4.pdf.


Books (in progress)

Hoffman & P. Blessinger, (Eds.). (June 2018). International Perspectives in Higher Education: Contexts for Diversity and Gender Identities.  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Hoffman & P. Blessinger, (Eds.). (September 2018). International Perspectives in Higher Education: Perspectives on Diverse Student Identities.  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Hoffman & P. Blessinger, (Eds.). (January 2019). International Perspectives in Higher Education: Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms.  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Hoffman & P. Blessinger, (Eds.). (April 2019). International Perspectives in Higher Education: Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses.  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.


Book Chapters

Hoffman, J. & Toutant, S. (June 2018). Exploring equity in the United States: Understanding the experiences of those least likely to persist. In Hoffman, J. & Blessinger, P. (Eds.), International Perspectives in Higher Education: Contexts for Diversity and Gender Identities. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Hoffman, J. & Leafstedt, J. (December, 2014). Understanding the use of technology for facilitating inquiry-based learning. In J.M. Carfora and P. Blessinger (Eds.), Inquiry-Based Learning: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.


Non-Refereed Publications

Hoffman, J. (2015, April 27).  Confused between “that” app and “this” tool?  We’ve got it under control for you” [Web log post|. Retrieved from http://tlinnovations.cikeys.com/uncategorized/confused-between-that-app-and-this-tool-weve-got-it-under-control-for-you/

Hoffman, J. (2015, March 9).  Making vibrant videos [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://tlinnovations.cikeys.com/uncategorized/making-vibrant-videos/

Hoffman, J. (2015, February 24).  Diversity in groups: a connected experience [Web log post|. Retrieved from http://blog.voicethread.com/2015/02/24/diversity-in-groups-a-connected-experience/

Hoffman, J. (2015, January 26).  Scaffolding isn’t just useful in construction [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://tlinnovations.cikeys.com/uncategorized/scaffolding-isnt-just-useful-in-construction/

Rheingold, H. & Hoffman, J. (2015, January 19). Assessing, Measuring Connected Learning Outcomes [Video log post]. Retrieved from http://dmlcentral.net/assessing-measuring-connected-learning-outcomes/

Hoffman, J. (2014, Winter). Crossing the Divide: A Journey of Self-Exploration through Motherhood. NASPA Region VI Newsletter, pp. 13.