Melba Hoffer

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Title: Assistant Professor

Field of Study: Communication Studies

Office: 214 LSH

Phone: 616-331-8183



Dr. Hoffer's areas of research are communication ethics and environmental communication in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Her work examines the ways in which the long-term success of conservation efforts depend upon fundamental shifts in cultural values, in aesthetic and moral communication, and in shared understandings of how the individual fits into social and ecological communities. In addition, Dr. Hoffer had researched and published in the era of Latin-American/Caribbean/Latina-o philosophy and intellectual history.


Advanced Research Writing, Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Spanish Level II, Oral and Written Communication, and popular culture.


B.A., Purdue University; M.A. Purdue University-Calumet; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign