Jaimie   Hoffman

Jaimie Hoffman

Assistant Professor

EdD, Leadership, University of California Los Angeles

MEd, Higher and Postsecondary Education, Arizona State University

BA, Music, California Lutheran University

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Expert in higher education assessment and administration, student affairs, leadership development among college students and use of technology for advancing student learning and meeting student needs.

Jaimie Hoffman

Dr. Jaimie Hoffman is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the USC Rossier School of Education. Her areas of expertise include assessment in higher education, student affairs administration, development of college student leaders and use of technology inside and outside of the classroom for advancing student learning and engagement.

Prior to joining the Rossier faculty, Hoffman worked in various administrative roles in student affairs and information technology. Most recently, Hoffman 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. Hoffman also spent over 15 years working in student affairs at public and for-profit institutions of varying sizes; 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 services.

Hoffman has experience as an adjunct faculty member at CSU Channel Islands, CSU Northridge, Messiah College and Salem State University, teaching face-to-face, blended and online courses on assessment, education, communication, diversity and organizational leadership to undergraduate and graduate students.  

Hoffman received her EdD in Leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her MEd in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University. Her research interests include assessment in higher education and use of technology for advancing student learning and meeting student needs.



Book Chapter

Hoffman, J. & Leafstedt, J. (December, 2015). 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. Emerald Group Publishing.

Refereed Publications

Hoffman, J. (Winter, 2015). Perceptions of assessment among new student affairs professionals. Research, Practice & Assessment, 11, in press.

Non-Refereed Publications

Hoffman, J. (2015, April).  Confused between "that" app and "this" tool?  We've got it under control for you." CSU Channel Islands Teaching and Learning Innovations Blog.

Hoffman, J. (2015, March).  Making vibrant videos CSU Channel Islands Teaching and Learning Innovations Blog.

Hoffman, J. (2015, February).  Diversity in groups: a connected experience.  VoiceThread Blog.

Hoffman, J. (2015, January). Scaffolding isn't just useful in construction. CSU Channel Islands Teaching and Learning Innovations Blog.

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

Honors and Awards:

Maximus Winner (Staff Member of the Year), Student Award Ceremony, California State University Channel Islands, 2011

Mentor of the Year, Student Leadership Award CeremonyCalifornia State University Channel Islands, 2009, 2011


EDUC 708 Advanced Student Development Theory

EDHP 687 Student Development in Higher Education

EDHP 500 Foundations of Higher, Adult, and Professional Education

EDHP 587 Fieldwork in Higher, Adult and Professional Education


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