​​Dr. Holly Hoffman

Associate Professor, Special Education
Counseling and Special Education
EHS 365
(989) 774-1498


​Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Monday 2:00pm-7​:00pm

Educational Background:
Ph.D.    Department of Human Development and Child Studies 
Oakland University, December 2008 
Early Childhood Special Education

M.A.     Department of Educational Administration and Community Leadership
Central Michigan University, May 1995

B.S.      Department of Human Environmental Studies 
Central Michigan University, May 1992

Recent Publications:

Hoffman, H. & Vancil, T. (2012). Think outside the classroom to help students on the spectrum. Disability Compliance for Higher Education Newsletter: Successful Strategies for Accommodating Students and Staff with Disabilities, 18(5), 2.

Mapes, K. & Hoffman, H. (2010). Transitions from upper elementary to middle school for students with disabilities. Michigan Middle School Journal, 5(2), 24-28.

Recent Presentations:

Hoffman, H., & Marcinekova, K. (2013, April). Young children with special needs in early childhood environments: Focus on teacher perceptions. National Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, San Antonio, TX.


Hoffman, H., & Vancil, T. (2013, February). Autism spectrum disorders and the first year college student: Managing the college lifestyle. 32nd Annual First Year Experience National Conference, Orlando, FL.


Hoffman, H., & Wirz, J. (2012, November). Facing their fears: Addressing concerns of
pre-service teachers. 35th Annual Teacher Education Divison National Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.


Vancil, T. & Hoffman, H. (2012, July). College students on the autism spectrum: A focus on effective self-management. National Association on Higher Education and Disability Conference, New Orleans, LA.


Hart, S., Hoffman, H., & Wirz, J. (2012, April). Facing their fears: Addressing concerns of pre-service teachers. National Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Denver, CO.​

Research Interests:
•Supporting young children with special needs and their families
•pre-service teacher professional development
•inclusive practices
•leadership development
•workplace climates

Best part of CSE​:
Our programs in Counseling and Special Education prepare students to make vital differences in the lives of individuals and their families!

Favorite quote:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 
- Maya Angelou​
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