Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman


Department: Sociology
Office: 201 Trout Hall



  • B.A. University of Virginia
  • M.S., Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Dr. Kristi Hoffman joined the Roanoke College faculty as a Visiting Professor in 1995. Her undergraduate work concentrated on criminal justice issues, focusing on juvenile justice, the death penalty, and women inmates. At Virginia Tech, she completed research on family violence including a study on wife abuse in Thailand and older sibling violence in the U.S. Current research projects concern service learning and dating patterns among young adults. She has presented a variety of papers on her research at association meetings and has recently published articles in the Journal of Family Violence and the Journal of Family Issues.
Dr. Hoffman teaches a variety of courses in her areas of expertise including Criminology, Education and Society, Introduction to Sociology, and a class on Intimate, Marital and Family Relationships.