National Advisory Board

David Hoffman

Board Member

David Hoffman is Director of the Center for Democracy and Civic Life at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He develops and teaches courses about civic communication and culture as a Faculty Fellow in UMBC’s Honors College, and has created and facilitated dozens of programs in which students develop the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and relationships needed to help their communities thrive. His research and publications explore civic agency, civic pedagogy, democratic communication styles and techniques, and culture change within institutions. David serves as chair-elect of the Steering Committee for AASCU’s American Democracy Project. As a member of the inaugural cohort of American Democracy Project Civic Fellows, he led the development of the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Theory of Change, and now works with Center for Democracy and Civic Life colleague Romy Hübler and national partners to amplify and implement it. He is a graduate of UMBC’s doctoral program in Language, Literacy & Culture, and of the Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and UCLA.