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Adam Hoffman

Adam Hoffman


  • University of Maryland at College Park, PhD, Political Science, 2005
  • University of New Mexico, MA, Political Science, 1995
  • Albany Law School, JD, 1992
  • SUNY Buffalo, BA, Political Science and History, 1988

Areas of Expertise

  • American government and politics, voting and elections, political inequality, state government and policy making, research methods


Adam Hoffman is professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Salisbury University. He received a B.A. degree in political science and history from SUNY Buffalo (1988), an M.A. degree in political science from the University of New Mexico (1993), a J.D. from Albany Law School (1992) and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland, College Park (2005). His teaching interests include American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, research methodology, and state and local government. He has published articles in the Journal of Politics and the American Journal of Political Science Education. His current research interests include political and economic inequality and political and civic engagement. He has worked in the Maryland and New York state legislatures and in Washington, D.C. as a policy analyst for both a private sector policy institute and a large nonprofit organization.