University Profiles

Earl Hoffman

Earl K. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

College of Communication and the Arts


Dr. Hoffman teaches computer graphics, computer animation, digital photography, and multimedia courses.

Professional Summary: Dr. Hoffman holds an M.F.A. in film production and Ph.D. in communication from New York University. He supervises the Department of Communication's communication graphics program, which he initiated in 1985 and teaches a wide range of computer graphics, and multimedia courses. Hoffman has taught at Seton Hall University since 1971 and is the author of Computer Graphics Applications, from Wadsworth Publishing. His film Leaves in Space was selected to be shown at the NY Film Festival. His multimedia work includes Vietnam War Portfolio: an Interactive Learning Resource -- CD presentation featuring over 100 photographs taken by him during the Vietnam War combined with commentaries contributed by veterans at his Web site devoted to the war.

Biographical Summary: Dr. Hoffman was born and raised in Rahway, N.J. and resides with his wife and family in Morristown, N.J.

Courses: Introduction to Computer Graphics; Computer Animation; Digital Photography; Introduction to Multimedia.


  • Ph.D New York University
  • M.A. New York University
  • M.F.A. New York University

Academic Distinctions

  • 1986 New Jersey Computers in Curricula grant continuation ($85,000). Additional funds used to expand the instructional capabilities of the computer graphics laboratory.
  • 1986 New Jersey Committee for the Humanities grant ($10,000) to Mendham, N. J. Library, for the publication of a book on Mendham Architecture for which I was exclusive photographer. The book has 150 photographs and has been distributed to all libraries in New Jersey.
  • 1984 New Jersey Computers in Curricula grant ($135,000) for the establishment of a Computer Graphics Laboratory at Seton Hall University. Designed a multi-station, microcomputer facility to allow Communication, Art, and Business students to study the application of computer graphics in their respective areas.



Office Phone
(973) 761-7965


Office Location
Room B53
Fahy Hall


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