Karen Hoffman, Ph.D.

Karen Hoffman
Karen Hoffman, Ph.D.Marquette University

Wehr Physics Hall, 484

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-1573

Associate Director of the Les Aspin Center

Political Science

Adjunct Associate Professor

Karen Hoffman received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from North Central College. Prof. Hoffman taught previously at Wheeling Jesuit University. Her publications include Popular Leadership in the Presidency: Origins and Practice, Lexington Books, 2010, articles in Congress & the Presidency and Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and chapters in several edited volumes.

Prof. Hoffman’s research interests include political communication and political institutions, including presidential rhetoric and media studies. Recently, her work has focused on the changing dynamics of rhetoric and public opinion prompted by the digital revolution.

Courses Taught

  • POSC 2201 American Politics | Syllabus
  • POSC 4201 The United States Congress | Syllabus
  • POSC 4211 The American Presidency
  • POSC 4371 Media and Politics in the U.S. | Syllabus
  • POSC 4701 U.S. Foreign Policy | Syllabus
  • POSC 4987 Internship as Field Experience


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Department of Political Science
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Milwaukee, WI 53233
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