Kelli HoffmanAssistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Practicum
Kelli Hoffman is a master’s level social worker and serves as the Director of Field Practicum for the social work department as well as Assistant Professor. Professor Hoffman’s involvement began way back in 2003 when she herself was a student here. Since then she has served on the social work advisory board, provided adjunct teaching, and finally came on board full time in 2018.
Professor Hoffman’s clinical social work experiences include working to end homelessness in Kent County, raising awareness around human trafficking, and providing comprehensive services to those with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses. She is incredibly passionate about reducing stigma around mental health, reducing barriers to care, and educating future social workers on how to be person-focused in their approach with others.
In the classroom, Professor Hoffman aims to provide her students with the fundamental knowledge of the social work field, but then incorporate practical skills building and practice, based on her experiences within the field. When not at work, you can find her trying to find time to take a nap or drinking Mt Dew, while managing her household full of 6 children.
Get to Know Your Professor
Top 3 favorite books
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
- Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
Favorite vacation place:
Austin, TX (I love a good BBQ)
Favorite music artists:
Michael W. Smith, The Lumineers, Taylor Swift, ABBA, Leon Bridges, Jonas Brothers, The Civil Wars
Three favorite movies:
- Pride and Prejudice
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Teleporting would be fantastic – I could get so much more done if I did not have to drive anywhere! Plus I always hate waiting for the car to heat up in the winter.
The most important thing you want people to know about you:
Getting the chance to love and empower others is one of the greatest gifts in the world.