Lindsay H. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Ph.D. (2007) Communication, The Ohio State University
M.A. (2004) Communication, The Ohio State University
B.A. (1999) Journalism, University of Kentucky


Associate Professor:
Department of Communication, Department of Political Science & International Relations, University of Delaware

Coordinator of Research in Politics & Technology,
Center for Political Communication 

University of Delaware


Email: lindsayh [at] udel.edu

Blog: Huffington Post

Twitter: @LindsayHHoffman

About me (video)

Dr. Lindsay Hoffman joined the faculty of the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware in September, 2007 after receiving her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Her research examines how citizens use internet technology to become engaged with politics and their communities. She also studies individual and contextual effects of media on individuals’ perceptions of public opinion; the effects of viewing political satire on knowledge and participation; and factors leading to public-affairs news use.

Dr. Hoffman's research is theoretically grounded in political communication, mass communication, and public opinion. Her work emphasizes both the social circumstances and psychological predispositions that influence individual media uses and effects. Her research also examines the components of mediated messages that encourage individuals to participate in -- or distance themselves from -- political activities such as voting, news viewing, or simply expressing opinion.

Dr. Hoffman teaches courses in political communication, politics and technology, media effects, and research methods.

In her spare time, Dr. Hoffman enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog; yoga; cooking; watching movies; and, of course, paying attention to the news.