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Mark HofmannMark Hofmann portrait

Professor of Mathematics

Office: Dana 290
Telephone: (518) 580-5288
Email: mhofmann@skidmore.edu

Professor Hofmann teaches mathematics courses in the department. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, specializing in abstract algebra. Prof. Hofmann maintains an active research program focusing on finite group theory, and he has published a number of papers in this area. Prof. Hofmann was instrumental in the development of the course MA 215 Bridge to Advanced Mathematics, which introduces students to concepts of abstract mathematics and proof techniques. He also teaches a course in the liberal studies program that examines the mathematical ideas inherent in the art of M.C. Escher. Prof. Hofmann was department chair from Fall 2000 to Spring 2005.