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Alecia D. Hoffman, PhD

Instructor of Political Science

Educational History

May 2015

Doctor of Philosophy

Clark Atlanta University

Political Science earned with a specialization in the following cognate areas: 

American Politics

African Politics

Comparative Politics

International Politics

Dissertation Title: The Influence of China's Foreign Aid Policies on the Political Economy of Nigeria, 1979-2010

May1998

Master of Arts

Auburn University

Master of Arts in the discipline of Political Science earned.  Major Courses during matriculation include:

International Political Economy

American Politics

Research Design and Analysis

International Relations

May1996

Bachelor of Arts

Alabama State University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science earned with a Criminal Justice minor.

eMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Aug 2009Present

Instructor of Political Science

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

INSTRUCTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE-MONTGOMERY, AL. AND 01/2001 TO 08/2003 Duties, responsibilities and accomplishments:

  • Taught undergraduate political science courses;
  • American Government  and State and Local Government; Constitutional Law I and II; Introduction to Public Administration; Public Policy; Introduction to Planning; Urban Politics and Administration; Public Personnel Administration; African Politics; Politics of Developing Nations; Seminar in Political Science(Selected topics).
  • Served on academic committees in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: Diversity Committee; Dean's Strategic Task Force  Committee;Research and Creative Activities Committee; Courtesy Committee(Chair).
  • Advised and supervised students as it pertains to course requirements and academic curriculum;
  • Adviser to student organizations: Students Taking Action Today Implementing Change (STATIC) and  College Democrats of America Alabama State University Chapter.
  •  Created new syllabi for course instruction;
  • Collaborated with Publishers to implement new technological pedagogy for American Government courses;
  • Supervised students in the development of academic presentations for Research and Creative Activities conference;
  •  Designed an online curriculum Public Administration course;
  •  Presented original research at scholarly conferences;
  •  Developed new course for political science .
Sep 2007May 2013

Chief Graduate Student

Clark Atlanta University--Department of Political Science

Chief Graduate Student Editor for the Department of Political Science Journal, Endarch: Journal of Black Political Research.

  • Devised policies and procedures for Endarch's editorial process;
  • Designed the organizational staff chart for the journal, consisting of the advisory and editorial board.
  • Developed and disseminated the Call for Papers to academic institutions nationwide;
  • Proofed, arranged, sorted and disseminated incoming manuscripts to editorial board colleagues based on their area of expertise for substantive content and accuracy;
  • Maintained communications with authors whose manuscripts were being vetted during the blind review process;
  • Approved final manuscripts for publication;
  • Provided written commentary in the form of editorial remarks to be included in the front matter section of the journal;
  • Typeset final manuscripts for the journal and designed layout;
  • Collaborated with the Deputy Director of the Robert Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center in the finalization and publication of digitized manuscripts to the World Wide Web as an e-journal;
  • Ensured the collection and digitization of back issues of Endarch for archival preservation in Digital Commons.
Jan 2008Jul 2008

Adjunct Instructor of Political Science

GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE-DUNWOODY, GA.

  • Prepared curriculum materials;
  • Taught introductory American Government courses to college level students;
  • Devised and administered exams, quizzes, and classroom assignments;
  • Maintained grades and averages of all students under my instruction;
  • Advised students on progress in the course.
Sep 2004Aug 2005

Social Studies Teacher

MACON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER NOTASULGA, AL.

  • Responsible for teaching Social Studies Courses
  • Developed daily lesson plans and individualized student plans in accordance with Alabama Department of Education guidelines;
  • Taught world history, civics, and geography to seventh, eighth, and ninth graders;
  • Attended parent/teacher conferences;
  • Devised and administered exams, quizzes, and classroom/homework assignments;
  • Maintained grades and averages of all students under my instruction;
  • Served on district textbook adoption committee.
Feb 2001Apr 2004

Archival Assistant/Staff Associate

NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AT ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

ARCHIVAL ASSISTANT/ CIVIL RIGHTS AND AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AT ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY- MONTGOMERY, AL.

  • Collaborated with the Dean of Library and project director in securing donations to meet National Endowment of the Humanities Challenge Grant;
  • Conducted research and provided written input for a non-competitive grant to secure funding for the digitization and preservation of historic documents;
  • Collaborated and provided written input for the development of bylaws for the Friends Organization;
  • Coordinated in the development and implementation of programs;
  •  Collaborated with Dean/project director in the budget development, management and implementation process;
  •  Conducted research on African American history and culture for the creation of guides to accompany artistic works;
  • Managed and supervised workload of 20 hour and work-study students;
  • Collaborated with colleagues and steering committee members in the development of new projects;  
  • Worked in partnership with campus community, individuals and organizations in the United States to fulfill goals and objectives of National Center’s and NEH challenge grant mission;
  •  Arranged and received international visitors to the National Center for tours and lectures. 
January 2001August 2003

Adjunct Instructor, Political Science

Alabama State University

Taught political science courses in the Department of History and Political Science;

created and delivered classroom lectures;

conducted regular assessments in the form of exams, quizzes, and written research papers to ensure students understanding of the material;

adviser to student organization--judicial branch of the Student Government Association.

July 2000October 2000

Social Studies Teacher

Calverton Middle School, Baltimore Maryland

Taught middle school students in the subject of social studies;

ensured that the overall welfare of students educational, emotional, and social needs were maintained during school hours;

maintained classroom management;

interfaced with parents, administrators and additional educators to ensure the overall needs of students were met and maintained;

attended monthly staff cohort meetings with other educators.

August 1998May 2000

Instructor

Harford Community College

Taught courses in the Division of Social Sciences

Created classroom syllabi;

conducted classroom discussions and provided lectures pertaining to material in the criminal justice discipline;

provided regular assessments in the form of examinations, projects, and quizzes to determine students understanding of the material;

served as adviser to student organization entitled the Black Student Organization.

attended departmental and college meetings.

Jun 1997Aug 1997

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

RECREATIONAL AIDE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD; 06/1997 TO 08/1997; 03/1993 TO 08/1993; AND 06/1992 TO 08/1992

  • Performed various scheduled recreational activities;
  • Maintenance and operation of recreational facilities;
  • Ensure that proper information was obtained about the rules of the gaming activities;
  • Inspected areas for cleanliness, order and made work orders for needed;
  • Ensured identification of authorized personnel admitted into recreational activity and facility;
  • Performance/progress reports and potential problems of youth participants.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Hoffman, Alecia D. and Sharron Y. Herron-Williams. "Blacks in Asia: Identity and   Belonging" in Olayiwola Abegunrin and Sabella Ogbobode Abidde eds. Pan-Africanism in Modern Times: Challenges, Concerns and Constraints. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, expected publication spring 2016.
  • Herron-Williams, Sharron, Alecia D. Hoffman, and Sydney Brown. “Creating an Environment for Sustainable Leadership at Public HBCUs,” in C.X. Wang ed. Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management. (December 30, 2016 Expected Publication date) 
  • Williams-Herron, Sharron and Alecia D. Hoffman. “Civil Rights in Other Countries” in Ali Farazmand ed. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. (Completed-Accepted).
  • Hoffman, Alecia D. "Trekking Across the Sahara" in Sabella Abidde and Brenda Gill Africans and the Exiled Life: Migration, Culture and Globalization.  (Submitted and Under Review).

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Paper Presentation: "Re-imagining the Pangaea: Blacks in Asia." Research and presentation done in collaboration with Dr. Sharron Herron-Williams.  Alabama Political Science Association Annual Conference (April 8, 2016). 
  • Paper Presentation:  "Creating a Sustainable Environment for Leadership at Public HBCUs." Research and presentation done in collaboration with Dr. Sharron Herron-Williams.  Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (October 3, 2015).
  • Paper Presentation: "The Influence of International Financial Institutions on Nigeria's Political Economic Development." Research and Creative Activity Symposium (October 28-29, 2014).
  • Presentation:  "The American Political System: Our Democratic Republic." Montgomery Public Library Back to School Boot Camp (July 11, 2014).
  • Paper Presentation: "China's Foreign Aid Policy and How it Intersects with Nigerian Political Economic Development." Contact Lecture Series at Alabama State University (November, 2013).
  • Presentation: "Lessons Learned of Women in Politics: An Examination of Women from an International Perspective." Anna M. Duncan Federated Club: Celebrating Women in Politics (March 2, 2013).
  • Paper Presentation: "The Election and You." Threats to Black America Forum Series (October 16, 2012).
  • Paper Presentation: "A Historic Sketch of Nigeria: An Examination of the First and Second Republics." Alabama State University 2012 Research and Creative Activity and Nano-Bio Symposium (March 12-15, 2012).
  • Paper Presentation: "The Shift to the Open Door Policy in the People's Republic of China: Reform or Revolution?" Alabama State University 2011 Research and Creative Activity and Nano-Bio Symposium (March 14-17, 2011).
  • Paper Presentation:"Black Political Empowerment in Atlanta: From Elitism to Regime Politics." Research conducted under the auspices of Dr. William H. Boone (Spring 2007).
  • Paper Presentation: "Black Conservatism.”  Research conducted under the auspices of William H. Boone, Ph.D. Presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association  (November 2006).

CAMPUS COMMITTEE WORK AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Chairperson, Courtesy Committee for College of Liberal Arts and Social Science at Alabama State University, 2015-Present;
  • Chairperson, Black History Month Film Committee at Alabama State University, 2011-2013.
  • Secretary, Diversity Committee College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Alabama State University, 2010-2011.
  • Chair, United Nations Commemoration Day Committee,  2010
  • Adviser, College Democrats of America Alabama State University Chapter, 2013-Present.
  • Co-Adviser, Students Taking Action Today Implementing Change (STATIC) Alabama State University, 2010-2013.
  • Chaperone, United Nations Summer Intensive Sessions in New York and Washington, D.C., Summer 2013.
  • Volunteer, Lupus Foundation of America Georgia Chapter, 2014.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER AFFILIATIONS

  • American Political Science Association, 2008-2013;
  • National Conference of Black Political Scientist, 2006-2013;
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, 2008-Present;
  • Phi Delta Kappa International,  2011;
  • American Association of University Women, 2004-2006;
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated,  2004-2013.

Certifications

Feb 2012Present

BlackBoard Certified Instructor

Alabama State University

Received a semester of training and coursework which allowed for acclimation to the online teaching environment. 

Skills

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Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

Ability to perform basic functions in SPSS.  

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Spanish Reading and Translation

College Level Course work in Spanish I, II, and III

Graduate Foreign Language Reading and Translation Competency.

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Microsoft Office

Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel