Elin Hoffman

Elin Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Reading and Special Education (RESE). She earned her PhD in Special Education from Indiana University in May 2010, focusing her studies on learning disabilities, child and adolescent development, and teacher education. Dr. Hoffman teaches a wide variety of special education coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses on mild disabilities, math methods, research methods, autism, and preparing literature reviews.

 Dr. Hoffman has taught special education in Indiana and North Carolina for several years at both middle and high school levels. She is also certified to teach elementary education. Her research interests include disability studies, autism, student/teacher relationships, inclusion, and teaching at the post-secondary level.  She has presented at national and international conferences. Her publications can be found in the American Journal of Epidemiology, Remedial and Special Education, Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, and Teacher Education and Special Education among others. 

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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