Dr. Adam Hoffman is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut in 2012. He then earned his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 2014 and 2017, respectively, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Hoffman completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology and School of Education at the University of Michigan. He then returned to the Tar Heel state to complete a second postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University.
Broadly, Dr. Hoffman studies how contextual and socializing agents influence the development of ethnic-racial and gender identity in ethnic-racial minority youth and the influence of identity and identity development on youth’s academic and psychological outcomes, particularly among American Indian youth. He is also interested in the development of interventions to ensure congruency between marginalized social identities and academic motivation and mental health. His research has appeared in <i>Child Development</i>, <i>Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, </i><i>Developmental</i> <i>Psychology</i>,<i> </i>and <i>Journal of Educational Psychology</i>.