Dr. Lesa Hoffman

Associate Professor
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
University of Iowa

Dr. Lesa Hoffman received her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Kansas in 2003, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Pennsylvania State University before joining the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as an Assistant Professor in 2006 (and as Associate Professor in 2011). Dr. Hoffman became the Scientific Director of the Research Design and Analysis (RDA) Unit and Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas in August 2014. Her program of research seeks to empirically examine and to thoughtfully disseminate how developments in quantitative psychology can best be utilized to advance empirical work in psychology, human development, and other social sciences. Recent projects have focused on the measurement of visual attention in older adults, the methodological barriers to examining longitudinal changes in cognition, and innovative applications of multilevel modeling for within-person experimental designs. She teaches graduate courses and intensive workshops in advanced quantitative methods, such as latent trait measurement models, multilevel modeling, and longitudinal data analysis. Visit Lesa’s home page for more information about her research, teaching, and recent textbook on Longitudinal Analysis: www.lesahoffman.com.