Karen Hoffman

Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Les Aspin Center for Government




Karen Hoffman received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from North Central College. Prof. Hoffman taught previously at Wheeling Jesuit University. Her publications include Popular Leadership in the Presidency: Origins and Practice, Lexington Books, 2010, articles in Congress & the Presidency and Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and chapters in several edited volumes.


Prof. Hoffman’s research interests include political communication and political institutions, including presidential rhetoric and media studies. Recently, her work has focused on the changing dynamics of rhetoric and public opinion prompted by the digital revolution.






Selected Publications

Department of Political Science

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