SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT | Washington, DC

William Hoffa

Adjunct Faculty
International Education (on campus)


PhD, University of Wisconsin
MA, Harvard University
BA, University of Michigan

William Hoffa

Bill Hoffa holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He spent his early academic years as a professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University and Hamilton College and was founding director of the American Studies program at Hamilton. He also was a senior Fulbright lecturer at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of New Mexico. Bill spent eight years as executive director of the Scandinavian Seminar study abroad organization, followed by five years with the Council on International Educational Exchange. His other positions include study abroad advisor at Amherst College and international education editor for Transitions Abroad magazine. Bill has taught and advised students in the SIT Graduate Institute’s Masters Program in International Education for over a decade. He is a founding board member of the Forum on Education Abroad, on which he served two terms. In 2005 he received NAFSA’s Homer Higbee Award for distinguished service and mentoring colleagues. He has authored and edited many publications, including NAFSA’S Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators (2005), A History of U.S. Study Abroad: Beginnings to 1965 (2007, Journal of Study Abroad), and A History of U.S. Study Abroad: 1965 to the Present (2010, Frontiers).