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 Fred  Hoffman, D.Sc

Fred Hoffman, D.Sc Corporate Faculty (Analytics)

Prof. Fred Hoffman is a corporate faculty member. His prior teaching experience (2015-2018) was as an Associate Professor of Military Science at The Johns Hopkins University, where he taught courses on national security and the intelligence community. In addition to more than six years of experience as a competitive intelligence professional in the private sector, Prof. Hoffman also has 30 years of experience in the military and in multiple intelligence community organizations as a human intelligence officer and as a military attaché, serving in 28 different countries, including Afghanistan and the Balkans. His favorite professional experience to date: Experiencing the opening of the Berlin Wall firsthand. His least favorite experience: Being in the Pentagon when the plane impacted it on Sept. 11, 2001. Prof. Hoffman’s hobbies include motorcycling, photography, weightlifting, and studying foreign languages; he is near-native fluent in German and conversational in Mandarin Chinese and Russian.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Prof. Hoffman is a published author whose varied research interests include the human factors aspect of information security; IT user experience; national and organizational culture; qualitative research; intelligence & national security; competitive intelligence; supply chain vulnerability assessment; Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); Information Operations & Information Warfare; intellectual property (IP) protection. Prof. Hoffman enjoys working with students to help them conceptualize, plan, and execute qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research studies.


D.Sc., Information Systems and Communications, Robert Morris University

M.S., Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University

M.A., Asian Studies (Chinese), University of Michigan

B.A., Government, Lawrence University

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). CSCP certification # 2006402.

Project Management Professional (PMP). Project Management Institute. PMP certification #1796079.

Masters Certificate in Program Management. George Washington University, Washington, DC

Masters Certificate in Project Management. George Washington University, Washington, DC

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