Kay S. Hoffman

Kay Hoffman is professor and former dean in the College of Social Work where she has served since 1998. She teaches in the MSW and doctoral programs and was the Dorothy A. Miller Professor in Social Work Education. Her scholarly work is in social work education, child welfare and international social work. Dr. Hoffman was President of the Council on Social Work Education and Chair of the Commission on Accreditation, served on the Board of the International Association of Schools of Social Work and has been a visiting faculty at the University of West Arad in Romania and a Senior Scholar at CSWE. She became a member of the Kentucky Institute of Medicine in 2004 and was a member of the Leadership Advisory Board for the New York Institute of Medicine. She won the Significant Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University, the Friend of School Social Work Award by the Kentucky School Social Work Association in 2007 and was NASW Social Worker of the Year at the New River Valley Chapter in Virginia. She is the Past President of the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency and the Detroit Welfare Reform Coalition. Dr. Hoffman is active in the local Lexington community serving as President of the Board of the Plantory, an incubator for non-profit organizations, and President of the Center on Human Entrepreneurship Solutions Group. She is a graduate of Ohio University, the Ohio State University and Wayne State University in Detroit. She was a faculty member and academic administrator at Marygrove College, Wayne State University, New Mexico State University and Radford University in Virginia prior to her tenure at UK.