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Biography

Erik Hofer is the Associate Vice President for Academic Services and Deputy Chief Information Officer at the University of Washington. He provides strategic direction and oversight of key initiatives that advance teaching, learning and the broader academic experience by partnering with students, faculty and staff to offer technologies and approaches that meet their diverse needs. Previously, he served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Information and the Chief Information Officer at the University of Michigan School of Information. Mr. Hofer's teaching focuses on the application of user-centered design methods to emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social computing, personal informatics, managing IT organizations, and entrepreneurial design.

Education

  • MS, University of Michigan School of Information, 2001
  • BA, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1999

Awards

  • Excellence in Instruction Award - University of Michigan School of Information, 2008

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Exploring collaboration in group-to-group videoconferencing (2012)
    From Research to Practice in the Design of Cooperative Systems: Results and Open Challenges, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems Authors: P. Slovak, P. Novak, P. Troubil, V. Rusnak, p Holub, Erik Hofer
  • Conference Abstract
    Exploring trust in group-to-group video-conferencing (2011)
    Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11), Page 1459-1464 Authors: P. Slovak, P. Novak, P. Troubil, P. Holub, Erik Hofer
  • Conference Paper
    Supporting spatial awareness and independent wayfinding for pedestrians with visual impairments (2011)
    Proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '11), Page 27-34 Authors: R. Yang, S. Park, S. R. Mishra, Z. Hong, , C. Newsom, H. Joo, Erik Hofer, M. W. Newman
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    A Theory of Remote Scientific Collaboration (2008)
    Scientific Collaboration on the Internet Authors: Judith S. Olson, Erik Hofer, Nathan Bos, Ann Zimmerman, Gary M. Olson, Daniel Cooney, Ixchel Faniel
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Collaboratory: The LHC Collaborations (2008)
    Scientific Collaboration on the Internet Authors: Erik Hofer, P. Avery, J. P. Birnholtz, S. McKee
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Collaboratory: The National Virtual Observatory (2008)
    Scientific Collaboration on the Internet Authors: M. S. Ackerman, Erik Hofer

Presentations

  • Containers for all: using containers for teaching and research (2018)
    Educause 2018 Annual Conference - Denver, CO
  • Improving support services through applied machine learning (2018)
    Educause 2018 Annual Conference - Denver, CO
  • Building strategic partnerships with a faculty relationship management toolkit (2017)
    Educause Annual Conference 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Charting a leadership course: identifying ways to transform leadership behaviors to meet future challenges (2017)
    Educause Annual Conference 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
  • CIO Camp (2017)
    CIO Camp Detroit 2017 - Detroit, MI
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love IT rationalization (2017)
    Educause Annual Conference 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
  • One big happy IT family: examining the digital generations in the workplace (2017)
    Educause Annual Conference 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Critical making and body politics (2016)
    Workshop: Critical making: body politics: exploring identity, expression, and corporeality through the creative process - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Developing new ways of seeing and engaging partners with experience-based design (2016)
    Educause 2016 Annual Conference - Anaheim, CA
  • Experience based interview techniques (2016)
    2016 Michigan IT Symposium - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Getting the most out of the Michigan IT symposium (hands on training) (2016)
    2016 Michigan IT Symposium - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Michigan IT: Charting a leadership path workshop (2016)
    Michigan IT: Charting a leadership path workshop - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Understanding the digital generations (2016)
    Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants Forum - Detroit, MI
  • The effect of massive online courses on teaching and learning (2014)
    American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium Meeting - Ann Arbor, MI
  • UMSI – IT challenges and shaping our programs (2014)
    State of Michigan CIO Kitchen Cabinet - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Living in a dematerial world: the design and maintenance of sustainable social networks (2011)
    Microsoft Research - Redmond, WA