Lesa Hoffman

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Lesa Hoffman received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2003 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Penn State University before joining the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006. She is currently Associate Professor with tenure and Director of their Cognitive and Quantitative Psychology Program. Lesa's 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. Lesa is also the author of a forthcoming textbook on longitudinal models (Routledge). Visit Lesa's home page for more information about her research and teaching: www.lesahoffman.com