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. 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.  

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 received her Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and M.Ed. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University. She 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). 

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.

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.  

Jaimie serves as a consultant for teams and organizations and provides training in the areas of team building, communication, leadership, teaching with technology, and assessment.

Click here to learn about Jaimie’s current full-time position.

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.