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

Joint Appointment
, Department of Political Science & International Relations, University of Delaware

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


Director of the National Agenda Speaker Series,

University of Delaware

Email: lindsayh [at] udel.edu
Blog: Huffington Post
Twitter: @lhhoff

About me (video)

Dr. Lindsay Hoffman, Associate Professor, 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. She is the Director of the annual National Agenda Speaker Series and the Coordinator of Research in Politics & Technology at UD's Center for Political Communication.

Dr. Hoffman has published in internationally recognized journals like International Journal of Public Opinion, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, New Media & Society. and Communication Research. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and regularly blogs for the Huffington Post.

Her research examines how citizens use internet and mobile technology to become engaged with politics and their communities.
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. She has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, The Hilton Foundation, as well as UD's Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center and the Center for the Study of Diversity.

She teaches political communication, media communication theory, technology and politics, 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.