Intercollegiate athletics are a highly visible aspect of campus communities. Regardless of the size of the institution or notoriety of the athletic department, policies in athletics have implications that are far reaching. My research agenda in the Center for Leadership in Athletics highlights the factors that influence participation in leadership of intercollegiate athletics, the ways in which decision-making is informed by data, and how equity policies shape intercollegiate athletics in significant ways. In my research I use qualitative, conceptual, and policy analysis methods. I integrate critical, poststructural, and feminist perspectives in my research to illustrate the issues at the intersection of intercollegiate athletics and higher education.
In the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) Graduate Program, I teach the Education as a Moral Endeavor and Informing Policy & Decision Making With Data courses and I am the editor of the Center’s Research From The Front Porch research briefs. Find more about my work on Academia.edu
Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, August 2006
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
M.A., Student Development Administration, June 1998
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
B.S., Physical Education, May 1989
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Hoffman, J.L. (2017). Title IX’s gender-separate allowance in the context of college athlete rights and intercollegiate athletics reform. In E. Comeaux (Ed.), College Athletes’ Rights and Well-Being. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Hoffman, J.L.; Rankin, S.R., & Loya, K.I. (2016). Climate as a Mediating Influence on the Perceived Academic Success of Women Student-Athletes.
Hoffman, J.L., Rooksby, J.R., & Hay, G. (2016). Big-Time Research & Big-Time Sports: Comparing Commercialization in Public Institutions
Hoffman, J.L. (2015). Playoffs & payoffs: What’s driving the college football coaching carousel? Change Magazine: The Magazine of Higher Learning (47)5, p. 37-42.
Hoffman, J.L., Kihl, L., & Browning, A. (2015). Civic engagement and activism: Do college students and college athletes differ? Journal of College and Character, 16(2), 1-15.
Hoffman, J.L., McDowell, J., & Rafael, V. (2015). Case law and legislation that influence women’s participation in intercollegiate athletics. In E. Comeaux (Ed.), Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics in American Higher Education (pp. 245-258). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Hoffman, JL, Hoffman, HL, & Suggs, W. (2013). “Leadership Development Through Athletic Participation at West Point.” Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Summer, Volume 7, Issue 2.
Hoffman, JL. (2012). “Competition and Control in The Gridiron Marketplace: Findings from the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Database,” presented to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Washington DC.
Hoffman, JL. (2011).“The Old Boys Network: Women Candidates and the Athletic Director Search.” Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 5, (1): 9-27.
Hoffman, JL. (2010).“The Dilemma of the Senior Woman Administrator Role in Intercollegiate Athletics.” Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 3, 53-75.