Assistant Professor - Fixed Term
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Nicole Hoffman is a fixed-term assistant professor and licensed athletic trainer in the Department of Kinesiology, with a primary instructional focus on the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Hoffman's research interest and area of expertise surrounds post-concussion sleep and mental health and the influences on concussion recovery. Notably, her expertise has gained the attention of the public, where her research was featured on the WTVP-TV Talk Show in Central Illinois.
In 2022, she was an invited guest speaker for the NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Grand Alliance Concussion Conference, which led to an NCAA feature aiming to educate clinicians, student-athletes and coaches on the importance of improving sleep following concussion.
Photo credit: Lyndsie Schlink, Senior Photographer, Illinois State University