Lesa Hoffman

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Hoffman received her Ph.D. in Cognitive and Quantitative Psychology at the University of Kansas in 2003, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Penn State University before joining the faculty in the fall of 2006. At the core of her research is the integration of advanced quantitative methods (e.g., multilevel, structural equation, and item response modeling) to the examination of psychological and developmental processes, particularly within the study of cognitive aging. Current projects focus 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 designs. She teaches graduate courses in quantitative methods, such as latent trait measurement models, longitudinal data analysis, advanced multilevel modeling.