Dr. Hoffer’s research centers on the formation of the U.S. administrative state and attitudes towards bureaucracy.
I teach a number of subjects including legal, economic and military history all with a view towards understanding how governments change and are affected by change with a focus on the United States. As both a lawyer and historian, I combine a number of different techniques not necessarily to find answers, but to start asking good questions. I bring this perspective to my research as well, which concentrates on political and legal history in the modern U.S. though future projects will look earlier. I believe that universities are the greatest contributors to human advancement and am very pleased to be a small part of that effort.
- Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University, 2003
- J.D., Harvard University Law School, 1996
- B.A., Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1993
- Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, New York University School of Law 2001-2002
- Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 1997-2001
- Arthur O. Lovejoy Honorary Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 1998-2001