Hoffman and Associates has also forged an international network of professionals in the U.S., Japan, China, Great Britain, India and other countries. These associates are called upon as needed. A sample listing of our associates and their specialties is included below.
Hoffman and Associates brings together generalists and specialists to form
interdisciplinary or international teams around your specific needs.
We pull together a broad range of expertise to attain your goals. Our
teams break new ground by integrating practical
experience and research. Our ability to
integrate mainstream thinking and its critiques enables
us to answer tough questions and solve tough problems.
Dr. Hoffman believes that academic inquiry should be combined with practical work. His interdisciplinary background includes hands-on work in sustainable agriculture, and continual balancing of research with practical work. For example, while engaged in university research, he served as Groundwater Protection Specialist for Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit environmental institute, and worked with one of Japan's first international environmental NGOs (non-governmental organizations).
Dr. Hoffman realized early on that environmental problems are global. He began environmental research in Japan and other Asian nations in the 1980s, and developed a unique combination of international and environmental expertise. Dr. Hoffman traveled to Japan as a Fulbright scholar, and performed over 5 years of environment-related research there. He has done environment-related research in numerous North American, Asian, and European locations.
Hoffman’s groundbreaking research demonstrates how political,
cultural and institutional factors affect environmental problems and solutions in the U.S.,
Asia, and Europe.
Acting as bridge between Japan and other cultures
Throughout his career, Dr. Hoffman has maintained
a special interest in innovation and within a broad range of environmental and social areas:
e.g., energy efficiency and renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and
sustainable development, sustainable business, the media, climate change, waste
reduction, environmental justice, water, air and soil pollution, population,
family planning, and justice, environmental
education, intercultural relations, toxic substances, environmental health, ozone
depletion, acid rain, protected areas,
environment and culture, conflict resolution, interest group
influence, nonprofit management, citizen participation, field
studies, biodiversity, ecopsychology, land use planning, advocacy, and much more.
Assessing biodiversity in the U.S. and around the world
Dr. Hoffman has taught for universities and colleges while doing practical consulting for businesses, universities, nonprofit
organizations, government agencies, and individuals. For details of projects on which he and associates have worked, see the “Past Projects” and “What
We Do” pages.
Partial Listing of
J. Elder, M.S., Biodiversity, U.S. and International Environmental Issues, Environmental Nonprofit Organizations
A.M. Forbes, M.S., Citizen Participation, Citizen Science, Participatory Decision-Making, Community and Resource Stewardship, Sense of Place, Group and Special Event Facilitation
J. Gersh, M.S., Environmental Communications, Inc.; Educational and Media Tools for Positive Social Change
M.C. Hansen, MSW, Environment and Society
B.R. Herrick, Ph.D.,
Industrial Ecology, Sustainable Forestry
D.S. Jaffee, M.S.,
Trade and Environment, Fair Trade, Mexican and Latin American Environmental,
Resource Management and Land Tenure Issues
M.L. Krome, M.S.,
Sustainable Agriculture, Community Food Security, Federal Farm Policy,
Environmental Quality [pro bono]
E.J. Lang, Ph.D.,
Renewable Energy Education, Wind Energy Technology, Energy Futures, Ecological
Design and Manufacturing.
The Madison Environmental Group (numerous consultants of diverse specialties)
J. M. Mog, Ph.D., Sustainable Rural
Development in Third World Communities,
L. A. Rosenberg, MSW, Environment and Society in the U.S. and Latin America, Equitable Trade, Ecotourism
A.A. Sabor, M.S., Forest Ecology and Management
A.M. Vargas, Ph.D., U.S.-Mexican Environmental Issues, Mexican Environmental Policy, Latin American Environmental and Natural Resource Issues, Forest and Coastal Management
R.M. Weiner, Esq., Environmental Law, Toxic Contamination, Citizen Suits
M. Sato, Environmental Consultant, Planner, Marketing Expert, Japan
Y. Kada, Ph.D., Environmental Sociology in Japan, the U.S., Africa, Europe; Lakes and Society (currently Governor of Shiga Prefecture, Japan)
M. Brody, President, U.S.-China Environmental Fund; Environmental Issues of China
C. Itoh, M.A., Southeast Asian Environment and Society, International Population and Health, Sustainable Development, Education, Nongovernmental Organizations in Southeast Asia
Y. Natori, M.S., Japan and U.S. Environmental Conservation Planning, Protected Areas, International Conservation Issues
M. Natori, Ph.D., Environmental Impact Assessment, U.S.-Japan Intercultural Bridging, Japanese-English Translation, Vegetation Science, Landscape Ecology
C. Parmar, Fellow, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
C. Pawsarat, Environmental Journalist (based in
Kyoto), Japan and U.S. Environmental and Social Issues
S. Visvanathan, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India