Political ScienceFaculty - Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
B.A., Phillips University
Introduction to American Politics, Modern Presidency, Campaigns & Elections, Legislative Politics
Presidential-congressional relations; presidential rhetoric; realignment theory; social and political change in the American electorate; southern politics; art, politics and culture
Donna R. Hoffman, Christopher W. Larimer, and Alison D. Howard. 2018. “Iowa 2016: The Start of an Unusual Nomination Contest.” In Jeanine E. Kraybill, ed., Unconventional, Partisan, and Polarizing Rhetoric: How the 2016 Election Shaped the Way Candidates Strategize, Engage, and Communicate. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Christopher W. Larimer and Donna R. Hoffman. 2018. “Iowa: The Religious Right as Sometime Republican Kingmaker.” In Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox, eds, God at the Grassroots 2016. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Donna R. Hoffman and Christopher W. Larimer. 2017. “Iowa’s First Congressional District: Anomaly or New Normal?” In Sean Foreman and Marcia Godwin, eds., The Roads to Congress 2016. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard. 2016. “Bush and the Faith-Based Initiative: Forgoing the Role of Chief Legislator.” In Meena Bose, ed., The George W. Bush Presidency: The Constitution, Politics, and Policymaking, Vol. 1. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Donna R. Hoffman and Christopher W. Larimer. 2015. Battleground Iowa: Swing State Extraordinaire. In Stacey Hunter-Hecht and David A. Schultz, eds., Presidential Swing-States: Why Only Ten Matter. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Alison D. Howard and Donna R. Hoffman. 2013. "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Building American National Identity Through Art." Perspectives on Political Science 42 (3).
Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard. 2012. Obama in Words and Deeds. Social Science Quarterly, 93 (December): 1316-1337.
Alison D. Howard and Donna R. Hoffman. 2011. Talking to Millennials: Policy Rhetoric and Rhetorical Narratives in the 2008 Presidential Campaign. In Mitchell S. McKinney and Mary Christine Banwart, eds. Communication in the 2008 U.S. Elections: Digital Natives Elect a President. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Donna R. Hoffman. 2009. Representation and the Rules of the Game: An Electoral Simulation. PS: Political Science and Politics 42 (July):531-535.
Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard. 2007. Representations of 9-11 in Editorial Cartoons. PS: Political Science and Politics 40 (April): 271-74.
Alison D. Howard and Donna R. Hoffman. 2007. Policy Making Rhetoric and Youth Issues in the 2004 Presidential Campaign. American Behavioral Scientist 50 (May): 1264-72 .
Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard. 2006. Addressing the State of the Union: The Evolution and Impact of the President’s Big Speech. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Charles S. Bullock, III, Donna R. Hoffman, and Ronald Keith Gaddie. 2006. Regional Variations in the Realignment of American Politics, 1944-2004. Social Science Quarterly 87 (September): 494-518.
Charles S. Bullock, III, Donna R. Hoffman, and Ronald Keith Gaddie. 2005. The Consolidation of the White Southern Congressional Vote. Political Research Quarterly 58 (June): 231-243.
Ronald Keith Gaddie and Donna R. Hoffman. 2001. Critical Events in Contemporary Southern Politics: Dynamic Growth and Partisan Percolations. In John C. Kuzenski, Laurence W. Moreland, and Robert P. Steed, eds. Eye of the Storm: The South and Congress in an Era of Change. Westport, CT: Praeger.