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I am an associate professor and astronomer at the University of Denver. My research, funded by NSF and NASA, focuses on the circumstellar material surrounding massive stars and supernovae. I lead DU's participation in the consortium of institutions that refurbished and now operate the HPOL spectropolarimeter at Ritter Observatory in Toledo.

I teach physics and astronomy courses at all levels from undergraduate nonmajor through Ph.D, and have advised both BS thesis and Ph.D. dissertation projects. I am also active in public outreach as well as efforts to recruit and retain white women and women and men of color in physics and astronomy.

I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. After postdoctoral work at Rice University and UC Berkeley, I joined the faculty at DU in 2007.

Professional CV as of April 2016:   hoffman-cv.pdf